Barossa Film Club presents Academy Award winning Danish film “Haevnen” or “In a Better World” on Friday 19th March. The Oscar was for best foreign film.
The story tells of Anton (Mikael Persbrandt) who is a doctor who travels frequently between his home in Denmark and a refugee camp in Africa. His domestic life is complicated by the fact that he and his wife, Marianne (Trine Dyrholm), are experiencing marital strife and his son, Elias (Markus Rygaard), is a victim of school bullying. When a new boy, whose mother recently died, moves to town and befriends Elias, it provides solace for both father and son. After a reckless act, however, things turn tragic. Impeccably acted and set against a background of the contrasting scenery of Denmark and Africa, the film examines the difficult choice between revenge and forgiveness that one family must make.
The film will screen at the Faith College Wine Centre, commencing at 7.30 pm, with no preceding short film; doors will open at 7 pm. Entry is free to Club members and membership is obtainable at the door. Please note that because of restrictions on gatherings, it is essential to book in advance, by contacting Allan Pearce on 0417002708 or firstname.lastname@example.org Attendees are welcome to bring their own refreshments.