Shelley

Dir.: Ali Abbasi | Denmark 2016 | 90 min

Children are direct, happy and innocent, children are always a shining light in one's life, or are they? The couple Louise and Kasper live far out in the forest, and have more or less secluded themselves from modern life with electricity and electronics. They have long wanted a child, but as Louise can not complete a pregnancy, their wish is never fulfilled. As a desperate solution, they make an agreement with their Romanian domestic helper, Elena, who agrees to be a surrogate mother for a substantial sum of money. What should have been a happy time develops into a nightmare when Elena begins to behave strangely. With his feature film debut, Ali Abbasi has created a bleak universe, which in many ways reminds us of Polanski's 'Rosemary's Baby', with the idea that there might be evil present in a child. Shelley is guaranteed to even make the most broody women put their pregnancy plans on hold.

Note that the premiere screening at Edison starts at 20.00 (doors 19.00).

Original Title
Shelley
Country
Denmark
Release Year
2016
Duration
90 min.
Directors
Ali Abbasi
Producer
Jacob Jarek
Script
Cast
Cosmina Stratan, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Peter Christoffersen, Kenneth M. Christesen, Patricia Schumann, Björn Andresen, Marianne Mortensen, Marlon Kindberg Bach
Camera
Sturla Brandth Grøvlen, Nadim Carlsen
Sound
Rune Bjerre Sand
Editor
Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Music
Martin Dirkov
Production Company
Profile Pictures
Version
Dialogue: English Subtitles
Tempo
3
Thrills
7
Sighs
6
Laughs
2
Look
6
Food for thought
5