Sonja - The White Swan

About

Before there were the Ice Capades, there was Sonja Henie. In 1936, Henie has three Olympic gold medals and 10 world-championship wins under her belt, and she is about to tour America in her first stadium-style show, replete with sparkly costumes and spectacular set pieces. Once in Los Angeles, she decides to try her hand at acting. Initially doubted by studio executives, Sonja quickly proves her worth and becomes one of the most highly paid actresses of her time.

Veteran Sundance Film Festival director Anne Sewitsky (Homesick; Happy, Happy) captures the grandiose rise and fall of Sonja’s career with an intimacy that pushes beyond traditional biopic conventions. Ine Marie Wilmann is electric on and off the ice as Sonja, embodying her character’s transformation from the happy-go-lucky “Maiden from Norway” to the cruel, untrusting Sonja of Hollywood. Grounded in the sexism and double standards of the time, Sonja - The White Swan dives under the glossy veneer of Hollywood movie magic to reveal the greed and jealousy that lie beneath its icy surface.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY Premieres

COUNTRY Norway

RUN TIME 114 min

LANGUAGE Norwegian

SUBTITLES Yes with English subtitles

COMPANY Maipo Film AS

WEBSITE http://www.maipo.no

EMAIL maipo@maipo.no

PHONE +47 91127262

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Artist Bio

Anne Sewitsky

Anne Sewitsky (born in 1978) studied directing at the Norwegian Film School. Her feature-film debut came in 2010 with the comedy Happy, Happy, which was awarded the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.