This Academy Award nominee
for best foreign language film, set in 1950s Norway, is a lyrical, biting
look at a small church community and the grandeur of adolescence. Maria
(Marie Theisen), the preacher's daughter, attempts to free herself from
the constraints of the community and her cold fish father, who doesn't
always practice what he preaches. She finds an ally in the soulful,
free-thinking, middle-aged Mrs. Tunheim (Hildegun Riise), who works at the
church. Theisen and Riise shared the Best Actress Prize at the Tokyo
International Film Festival. 103 minutes.
(The Other Side of Sunday)"
Directed by Berit Nesheim