“A potent period piece whose rage echoes into modern times” (Tilt Magazine) — see the moving new Danish historical drama As In Heaven (dir. Tea Lindeburg, Denmark, 2021) at Scandinavia House! Director Tea Lindeburg will be present at tonight’s screening for a Film Q&A.
One day at the end of the 1800s, 14-year-old Lise’s life is changed forever. She is the eldest of her siblings, the first in her family to go to school and full of hope and confidence in life. But when her mother goes into labor, it quickly appears that something is wrong. As night falls and the labor progresses, Lise begins to understand that a day that began in childhood might end with her becoming the woman of the house.
Based on the literary classic A Night of Death by Marie Bregendahl, As In Heaven is “a dark feminist fairy tale with a real sting in the tail”—(AWFJ Women in Film)
About the Director
Director and screenwriter Tea Lindeburg was educated at the alternative Danish film school Super16 (2003-2006). Lindeburg wrote the TV series “Equinox” (2020) for Netflix, as well as the podcast “Equinox 1985” (2017) for the national broadcaster DR, which was nominated for the Prix Italia 2017. She has directed shorts as well as children and teenage series for DR and TV 2. From 1999 to 2007 she organized the film festival Cosmic Zoom.
From 2009 to 2010 she hosted a film show on national broadcaster DR. Lindeburg’s feature film debut, As In Heaven (2021), has screened at several festivals, including Toronto and San Sebastian. At San Sebastian, Lindeburg took home the Silver Shell for best director, and Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl won for best leading performance (shared with Jessica Chastain).