Freud Leaving Home / Freud flyttar hemifrån
Susanne Bier, Sweden, Denmark, 1991.
Directed by: Susanne Bier
Script: Susanne Bier
Producer: Peter Kropenin
Production company: Crone Film Produktion, Det Danske Filminstitut, Nordisk Film- & TV-Fond
Cinematography: Erik Zappo
Editing: Pernille Bech Christensen
Music: Johan Söderqvist
Cast: Ghita Nørby, Gunilla Röör, Palle Granditsky, Philip Zandén, Jessica Zandén
Format: 35 mm
Running time: 103'
A psychobabbling 25-year-old girl, nicknamed Freud, is the focus of this bittersweet comedy. Freud still lives at home with her Jewish family in Stockholm. As her family comes together for their mother's 60th birthday party, they are given the news of the mother's fatal illness. Forced to confront the reality of their relationships and their identities, the family members reach a point of recognition and Freud tries to flee the family drama.
Awards and Festivals
Angers European First Film Festival 1992. - Audience Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award
Bodil Awards 1992 - Best Actress
Créteil International Women's Film Festival 1992 - Grand Prix
European Film Awards 1992 - Best Supporting Actress
Guldbagge Awards 1992 - Best Actress
Montréal World Film Festival 1991 - First Film Special Distinction
Robert Festival 1992 - Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Supporting Actress
Susanne Bier was born in 1960, Denmark. Graduate of the National Film School of Danmark, 1987.
Bier's feature film debut 'Freud Leaving Home' (1990) was recipient of international plaudits, as was 'Family Matters’ (1993). 'Like It Never was Before’ (1995) was recipient of the Critic's Award at Montreal. Following 'The One and Only’ (1999), made her an established filmmaker. Two boxoffice hits followed: the Dogme film ‘Open Hearts’ (2002), selected for San Sebastian, Sundance, and Toronto where it received Special Mention; and ‘Brothers’ (2004), recipient of the Audience Award at Sundance and Best Acting awards at San Sebastian. Oscar-nominated ‘After the Wedding’ (2006) and ‘Things We Lost in the Fire’ (2007) were both hits at the domestic box office. ‘In a Better World’ (2010) opened to rave reviews and top boxoffice, toured worldwide – returning with prestigious awards from Rome and Seville, a Golden Globe and an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Location and screening schedule: ZAGREB DANCE CENTER, Tuesday, October 18th at 20.30