// Presented as part of Filmatique's Norwegian Women Series //
Spotlight on All the Beauty
Aasne Vaa Greibrokk / Norway, 2016 / Cinequest, Cleveland, Hamptons, Kiev, Noordelijk, Reykjavik / 91'
Sarah arrives at her ex-husband's summer cabin a full ten years after their separation. David has asked her to help him with a play he's writing, but Sarah quickly realizes the subject is their own failed relationship. Paradoxes of love, humor, affection and the desire for independence define their reunion as dramaturgy becomes a form of catharsis.
Aasne Vaa Greibrokk's feature film debut explores individual foibles and the imperfect texture of human relationships through the lens of one woman's journey into her past. All the Beauty premiered at Hamptons, Kiev and Reykjavik, where it competed in the New Visions Grand Prix Competition.
"[Aasne Vaa Greibrokk] certainly earns points for attempting a unique approach on a familiar theme"
- Peter Wong, Cinquest Review, Beyond Chron