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Staying Alive

  • Arts Court Theatre 2 Daly Avenue Ottawa, ON, K1N 7B9 Canada (map)
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General Admission: $13 (HST incl)

CFI Members/Students/Seniors: $9 (HST incl)

Staying Alive

Norway - 83min - dir. Charlotte Blom

Norwegian with English subtitles

Marianne and Håkon have been together for fifteen years and their rather ‘cozy’ life has been filled with happy moments with their two children Emma and Jens but also with problems and trivialities of everyday life. That is, until Marianne unexpectedly finds out that Håkon has been having an affair with Frida, his young colleague who makes waffles at work every Friday. With her eccentric sagacity and wacky hilarity, her best friend Kristin supports Marianne as she enters a new life in which she discovers that coziness is overrated, embracing spontaneity and having fun.

"Elegantly oscillating between drama and comedy, Staying Alive takes the audience on a profoundly emotional voyage through the distress and readjustments brought on by divorce. Thanks to the perspicuous talent of Norwegian newcomer Charlotte Blom who deftly balances the comic relief with more dramatic moments, we experience Marianne’s pain and journey of self-discovery. (Tara Karajica, Cinema Scandanavia)
Earlier Event: 17 March
Later Event: 18 April
The Enlightened Screen: WEREWOLF