DISCO

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Norway 95 min Catalan premiere Fiction

Synopsis

On the surface, everything seems perfect. 19-year-old Mirjam is the stepdaughter of the charismatic pastor of an evangelical movement called The Freedom. As a world champion in disco freestyle dancing and leader of the youth group in the congregation, she is the pride of the church. Whilst defending her world title, she collapses on stage. This makes her start to question her faith. Her family’s solution is for her to be a better believer. Mirjam tries, but her body continues to fail her. Frustrated by the feeling of not being seen and in search of answers, she is drawn to a stricter, more conservative congregation. Secretly she leaves for their summer camp.

Themes

European CinemaFemale DirectorReligionSocial Issues

Director

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

(Norway, 1978) She works across film, video-art and photography. She graduated from Bergen National Academy of Art and Design in 2005 and her work has shown at numerous international festivals, screenings and exhibitions. She made her feature debut in 2017 with The Tree Feller (Hoggeren). Disco is her second feature.

Filmography: Disco (2019), The Tree Feller (Hoggeren) (2017), Crying Man (curt, 2017), Cyrk (curt, 2014), Der dunkle mensch (curt, 2010)

Jorunn Myklebust Syversen

Film information

Address: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
Script: Jorunn Myklebust Syversen
Contact: New Europe Film Sales
With: Josefine Frida, Nicolai Cleve Broch, Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal, Andrea Bræin Hovig, Espen Klouman Høiner, Fredericke Rustad Hellerud, Terje Syversen
Country: Norway
Year: 2019
Format: Digital
Length: 95 min
Language: Norwegian
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Catalan
Edition: 2020

Poster

DISCO