Disappearance

Directed by Boudewijn Koole
Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH
2017
92 Minutes
Netherlands, Norway
Dutch, Norwegian, English
Drama, Mystery
Not Rated
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Roos visits her mother in Norway every year, but this time it’s different: she brings bad news. At first, old pain and countless reproaches keep her from sharing anything with her mother, but with the help of Roos' half brother and an old love the two women are eventually reconciled and Roos is ready to take her next, irreversible step.

  • Highest Rating
    "Boudewijn Koole develops a deeply nuanced examination of intricate familial bonds by employing artful elliptical jumps, and an emphasis on lyrical and aural details."
    Craig Takeuchi, Georgia Straight
  • Highest Rating
    "[Rifka] Lodeizen is stunning as the driven woman in this quiet, yet powerful family drama."
    Laura DeMarco, Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Highest Rating
    "Koole and Laarman have drawn an authentic look at broken families and their ability to simultaneously be separated by a huge chasm and closer than ever before."
    Jared Mobarak, The Film Stage
  • Highest Rating
    "[I]ntriguing aesthetic discourse and absorbing performances. "
    Arun Kumar, High On Films

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