• Unruly

Unruly / Ustyrlig

by Malou Reymann Feature Film Competition

17-year-old Maren loves life and men. But in conservative Copenhagen in 1933, Maren is considered a person of mental weakness and a danger. So Child Welfare puts her in the Women's Institute on the island of Sprogø. There she meets like-minded people, all of whom have been committed for vagrancy or sexual insatiability. She soon forms an inseparable bond with Sørine, who has been housed at the institution for years. Together they begin to rebel against the radical methods – with far-reaching consequences. In her sensitive and stylishly staged drama, director Malou Reymann deals with one of the darkest episodes of Danish contemporary history.

About the director(s)

The Danish director and actress Malou Reymann was born in 1988. She has a degree in literature from the University of Copenhagen, and a master's degree in directing from the National Film and Television School in England. Her acting career began in her early teens with roles in Danish film and TV productions. She has shot several short films as a director, including 13 (2010), which won the award for best short film at Odense International Film Festival. UNRULY, her second feature-length fiction film after A PERFECTLY NORMAL FAMILY (2020), had its world premiere at Toronto.

Filmography (selection): Unruly (2022) | A Perfectly Normal Family (2020) | Return (short film, 2016) | A Silent Voice (short film, 2015) | Interruption (short film, 2015) | The Ones You Love (short film, 2012) | 13 (short film, 2010) | Maskebal (short film, 2008)

About the director(s)
  • Genre: Coming of Age
  • Country, Year: Denmark, 2022
  • Runtime: 135 Min
  • Languages: Danish
  • Subtitles: English, German
  • Director: Malou Reymann
  • Cast: Emilie Kroyer Koppel, Jessica Dinnage, Lene Maria Christensen, Anders Heinrichsen, Danica Curcic
  • Screenplay: Malou Reymann, Sara Isabella Jønsson
  • Cinematography: Sverre Sørdal
  • Editor: Ida Bregninge
  • Sound: Hans Christian Arnt Torp, Oskar Skriver
  • Music: Lisa Montan
  • Producer: Matilda Appelin
  • Production Company: Nordisk Film Production A/S
  • World Sales: TrustNordisk
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