Wed Oct 25, 12:30 PM
Director: Aurora Gossé
90 minutes
All Ages

Dancing for the win in this total delight of a film.

Everything changes for 12-year-old Mina (utterly charming newcomer Liv Elvira Kippersund Larsson) when it-boy hip-hop dancer Edvin moves to town and wants to start a dance crew. The cool girls snicker at Mina’s frumpy fashion and lack of dancing skills – but she is brave and determined. And head over heels.

Suddenly, books, top grades, and even her glasses are cast aside as Mina pushes herself to master the steps and get the boy. With her fabulous and fearless grandmother as cheer squad and instructor, Mina initially ropes in best bud Marcus to help. But he is soon relegated, as the stakes are raised and she gets what she thinks is a real shot at dancing glory. A wonderfully joyous film about losing yourself to the rhythm, what it costs to be cool, and what you gain when you leave it all on the floor.

“… a feel-good flick about the importance of friendly collaboration over the pressures of competition, and the importance of discovering and embracing one’s identity in order to — quite literally — find the right moves to make in life.” (InReview Online)

Aurora Gossé

Aurora Gossé’s graduation film We who see in the dark won the Critics Award at The Short Film Festival in Grimstad in 2015 and was nominated for the Students Academy Awards the same year. She is celebrated for her music videos, family films and popular Casper & Emma TV series.

Premiere Australian Premiere
Film Type Feature Fiction
Program Strand AFF Youth & Families
Subtitles English
Director Aurora Gossé
Producer Thomas Robsahm
Writer Silje Holtet
Cinematographer Åsmund Hasli
Editor Helge Billing
Cast Liv Elvira Kippersund Larsson, Cengiz Al, Viljar Knutsen Bjaadal, Anne Marit Jacobsen