The Here After
Efterskalv / Intruz
Magnus von Horn, Poland, Sweden, France, 2015
Prod. Year: 2015
Running Time: 101 min.
Production Company: Lava Films, Zentropa International Sweden
Country: Poland, Sweden, France
Type of material:
When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to starting his life afresh. However in the local community, his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven. John’s presence brings out the worst in everyone around him and a lynch-mob atmosphere slowly takes shape. Feeling abandoned by his former friends and the people he loves, John loses hope and the same aggressions that previously sent him to prison start building up again. Unable to leave the past behind, he decides to confront it.
Cannes 2015 (Quinzaine des réalisateurs), Karlovy Vary 2015 (Another View), European Film Festival Palic 2015 (Best Director), La Rochelle Film Festival 2015, New Horizons - Poland 2015, Toronto - TIFF 2015 (Discovery section), Film Festival Oostende 2015 (Best Film in LOOK competition), Gdynia Film Festival 2015 (Best Director, Best Script, Best Editing, Elle Rising Start and Don Kichote Award), San Sebastian 2015 (Zabaltegi), Reykjavik International Film Festival 2015 (competition), Filmfest Hamburg 2015, BFI London FF 2015
Von Horn’s delivery is precise and thoughtful… echoes of Thomas Vinterberg’s THE HUNT, only this time with a protagonist who is inescapably guilty.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Rewarding emotional payoff and a powerful performance by young lead Ulrik Munther.
Calling card for fests on the lookout for new talent.