Disco (2019)

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s film follows a group of lovely Norwegian people discussing the teachings of Jesus in interiors taken straight out of Elle Decoration. Well-off and educated, they are also completely lost – especially teenage champion dancer Mirjam (Josefine Frida Pettersen).
 
All impeccable blond mane and innocent eyes, Pettersen makes a seamless jump from web series/worldwide phenomenon Skam into feature films. Her Mirjam doesn’t look like a victim but like the queen bee, at the very top of the high-school pecking order, which makes her growing confusion all the more compelling.
 
Disco feels very timely, tapping right into the recent flood of articles describing A-list celebrities flocking en masse to ‘free churches’ and a new breed of cool, fashion-savvy preachers worshipping God and Gucci. When even Kanye West decides to hold his very own Sunday Service, you know something is up.
 
Marta Balaga, Cineuropa

  • Language: Norwegian
  • Subtitles: English
  • Distribution: Mer Film AS
  • Cinematography: Marius Matzow Gulbrandsen
  • Editing: Frida Eggum Michaelsen, Mina Nybakke
  • Music: Jan Erik Mikalsen, Tom Hell, Marius Christiansen
  • Sound: Svein-Ketil Bjøntegård, Johan Pram
  • Production design: Ellen Oseng

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