Starts STREAMING Friday, APRIL 16 for $12
Norway’s Official Submission to the 93rd annual Academy Awards!
The Loft Cinema will be splitting the revenue with the film’s distributor 45/55. You can watch Hope for 48 hours after your purchase. The film may be watched on your mobile device, computer, and other streaming devices. Click here for FAQs on streaming the film.
“A wildly impressive and devastating relationship drama with unforgettable performances from both Andrea Bræin Hovig and Stellan Skarsgård.” – Collider
The relationship between artist-partners Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård) and Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig) is put to the test after Anja gets a life-threatening diagnosis, in this probing and affecting family drama from filmmaker Maria Sodahl (Limbo). Anja and Tomas adore their careers in dance and theatre. Their blended family structure is complicated, with two young sons and an adolescent daughter from their own union and two adult children from Tomas’ marriage. Returning home after the triumphant international debut of a ballet she directed, Anja finds Tomas is working late, a galling abnegation of responsibility in her eyes. Then her physician gives her a dire diagnosis: she has an inoperable tumour that may be connected to the lung cancer for which she was successfully treated the previous year. A long-time superwoman who’s been compensating for an often absent, workaholic husband, Anja soldiers on, refusing to tell anyone but Tomas what’s happening — and becoming increasingly exasperated by her children’s blissful ignorance, while only intermittently buoyed by Tomas’ support. The next few days will test the strength of their relationship more than any other challenge they’ve faced.(Dir. by Maria Sødahl, 2019, Norway/Sweden/Denmark, in Norwegian/Swedish with English subtitles, 125 mins., Not Rated)