Phoenix (Føniks)

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From a young age, Jill has acted as the responsible adult in her family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged father will be visiting on Jill's birthday gives the children much-needed hope. When the family is struck by tragedy, Jill decides to keep it a secret.

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Critic Reviews for Phoenix (Føniks)

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  • Written and directed by the actress Camilla Strom Henriksen, this is, in the tradition of Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-ever, quite the downer, but also very vague. And with distracting horror pretensions.

    September 13, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • I found the seductively Scandinavian Instagramable interiors and freakishly good-looking blond leads increasingly distracting.

    September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Guardian
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  • Phoenix is shot in dark, restrained tones. It's unremittingly grim for the first half hour in its observation of the details of Jill's life.

    September 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • This is definitely a film to see at the cinema and if we want more interesting and complex stories such as this then we must show it by bums on seats.

    September 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • The first half works better, but as a claustrophobic, psychological study...it's an interesting piece.

    September 19, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Intelligent and uncompromising, this s a film that may break your heart but one you won't want to miss.

    September 16, 2019 | Full Review…

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