Archive of films Kissed by Winter / Vinterkyss

2005, 80 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2005

Light drama centred on a female doctor who moves to a remote Norwegian village and becomes interested in a mysterious death.


A low-key drama about loss, regret and possible redemption that deceptively starts out like a whodunit, Kissed by Winter is an assured first feature by Norwegian filmmaker Sara Johnsen. Victoria (Hallin), a doctor, lives in Stockholm with her husband Filip (Goran Ragnerstam) and their son Sune (Axel Zuber). A workaholic, Victoria doesn’t spot the signs that her son is ill, and, when he suddenly falls down dead during a hockey match, the devastated Filip blames her. She flees to Norway, taking up a position as a doctor in a small town. When a young boy, Darjosh (Jade Francis Haj), is found dead – killed by a snowplow that has been clearing the roads – Victoria believes there’s something mysterious about the incident. Helmer-co writer Johnsen creates an emotional web in which the twin stories of the two boys’ deaths move back and forth between each other.
Gunnar Rehlin


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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Director: Sara Johnsen
Screenplay: Ståle Stein Berg, Sara Johnsen
Dir. of Photography: Odd Reihardt Nicolaysen
Music: Ståle Caspersen
Editor: Zaklina Stojcevska
Production: Friland AS
Cast: Annika Hallin, Kristoffer Joner, Göran Ragnerstam, Fridtjov Såheim, Linn Skåber, Axel Zuber
Contact: Friland, Norwegian Film Institute , NonStop Sales AB


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