Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Disco

 

Year: 2019
Country: NORWAY
Run Time: 93 minutes

Disco
Disco
Disco
Disco

On the surface, 19-year-old Mirjam lives a seemingly perfect, downright enviable life. She’s confident, gorgeous, and popular. She’s a renowned world-champion dancer. And she’s the stepdaughter of an evangelical leader who runs a hip, wildly successful youth church called The Freedom. Her life is a portrait of pious Scandinavian perfection. That is until one day when she takes a stumble during a dance competition. This seemingly small misstep ricochets throughout her entire existence and mystically begins a period of dramatic change and emotional turmoil in her life. She starts to question her identity, her family, and, most of all, her faith. Desperate for guidance, she doubles down and joins an intensely conservative religious congregation that pushes her to the very edge. This mesmerizing, haunting film punctures Mirjam’s fragile reality and then lures the audience into an elusive, shape-shifting cinematic experience that is beguiling and deeply unnerving. Rapturous, exquisite cinematography complements a raw lead performance, making DISCO a glittering, provocative fever dream unlike anything you’ve ever seen. (In English and Norwegian with subtitles) — R.J.T.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, March 30, 2020 at 11:20 AM ET

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 9:30 PM ET

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 4:25 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

Sidebar
Women of the World

Competitions
International Narrative Competition
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman

Director

Director
Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Producer
Maria Ekerhovd

Screenwriting
Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Cinematography
Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen

Editing
Frida Eggum Michaelsen, Mina Nybakke

Principal Cast
Josefine Frida, Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Espen Klouman Høiner, Fredericke Rustad Hellerud, Terje Syversen

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