Synopsis

Following the tragic death of her mother, Ida falls into the care of her estranged aunt Bodil and Bodil’s three grown sons. Ida initially finds comfort in their home, which is filled with physical tenderness and a strong sense of unity. but the darker reality of her family’s criminal way of life and toxic dynamics slowly pushes her to accept violence, addiction, and intimidation as normal. as the situation spirals out of control, Ida realises that love and violence are impossible to separate. doubting if she really belongs with this loyal, but dangerous matriarch and a brotherhood on the edge, Ida faces the same question her mother once faced before her: just how far are you willing to go for your family?

Director’s bio

Born 1985. Graduated from the alternative Danish film school Super16 in 2012 with the short ‘Waiting for Phil’, which was nominated for a Danish Robert Award for Best Short in 2013. Nordahl has since directed the short ‘Nylon’ (2016) and has been a part of the production on television series ‘Borgen’ (2011) and ‘Bedrag’ (2016). She made her feature film debut with ‘Wildland’ (2020), which screened at the Berlinale.

Original title

Kød & blod

Director

Jeanette Nordahl

Country

Denmark

Production company

Snowglobe ApS

Producers

Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin

Screenplay

Ingeborg Topsøe

Director of Photography

David Gallego