Hélène and Mathieu have been happy together for many years. The bond between them is deep. Faced with an existential decision, Hélène travels alone to Norway to seek peace, an act that will test the strength of their love.
Hélène, a 33 year old woman, has been in a happy relationship for many years with Mathieu in Bordeaux. Their lives are turned upside down when Hélène has to face a complicated event in her life. In search of answers, Hélène goes online and comes across the website of a Norwegian blogger under the name of Mister. He is sick and uses his blog like a diary, veering between sincerity and quirky humour. This discovery and the incredible Norwegian landscapes attract Hélène. She decides to contact Mister.
This is the beginning of a decisive encounter; suddenly she feels capable of articulating how she feels. Despite her difficulty in leaving Mathieu in Bordeaux, Hélène follows her instinct for the first time in her life and crosses Europe to Norway, alone, in search of a new path. The spectacular vastness of these spaces and this unusual friendship with Mister do her good. In the heart of those imposing fjords, facing high mountains and under the bright light of the North, Hélène feels like a new breath of fresh air. Mathieu worries about her and travels to Norway to bring Hélène back to Bordeaux.
SELECTED DIRECTOR’S FILMOGRAPHY
Emily Atef is a French-Iranian director born in Berlin. At the age of seven, she moved with her parents and brother to Los Angeles. At the age of thirteen, they moved again to the Jura, France. Later, she lived in London and worked in the theatre. Finally, she moved to Germany to study filmmaking at the German Film Academy in Berlin. Her first feature film ‘Molly's Way’, like her next two features, was co-written by Esther Bernstorff and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Munich Film Festival in 2005 and the Grand Jury Prize at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, the only A-Festival in South America, as well as several other awards. Her second feature film, ‘The Stranger in me’, about a young mother suffering from postnatal depression, also received several awards and was screened at the ‘Critics Week’ section at the Cannes Film Festival. She then received a grant from the Cinéfondation de Cannes, which she used to write her next film ‘Kill me’. This film was voted best foreign language drama at the 2013 Bradford Film Festival. In 2017, Emily Atef wrote and directed the feature film ‘3 Days in Quiberon’. It depicts three emotional days of Romy Schneider where she gave her last German interview to 'Stern' magazine. ‘3 Days in Quiberon’ had its world premiere in the competition section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival and competed for the Golden Bear and the film won 7 Lolas at the German Film Academy Prize 2018, including Best Film and Best Director.
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More Than Ever tells the story of a young woman who refuses to follow conventional treatment in hospital in order to complete a journey. How did the desire to tell this story come about?
Having studied at the Zurich University of Arts, Vicky has featured in a variety of European film projects. Vicky was part of the ensemble at the Schauspielhaus Zurich for many years.
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Vicky came into international spotlight with her supporting role in Eileen Byrne‘s LA NUIT PASSÉE for which she was awarded "Best Youngster" in 2008 at the Busho Festival Budapest. Vicky Krieps’ International breakout role was in THE PHANTOM THREAD, opposite Daniel Day Lewis in Paul Thomas Anderson’s masterpiece about the couturier ‘Reynolds Woodcock’, set in 1950’s London. The film received awards recognition and introduced audiences to the power of Vicky’s talent; critics were spellbound by her performance. In 2020 Vicky starred in Govinda Van Maele’s GUTLAND Vicky was also seen in THE YOUNG KARL MARX, directed by Raoul Peck, the film follows the early years of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels and Jenny Marx, between Paris, Brussels and London. Vicky starred in WE USED TO BE COOL, directed by Marie Kreutzer. 2021 was an extremely busy year for Vicky who starred in several high-profile film projects, two of which received their world premiere at Cannes in 2021. Mia Hansen-Løve's drama BERGMAN ISLAND, opposite Tim Roth was part of the Main Competition lineup and received outstanding reviews, many spotlighting Vicky for her performance. Vicky starred in Mathieu Amalric’s drama about loss and abandonment, SERRE MOI FORT (HOLD ME TIGHT), which screened in the Cannes Premiere Sidebar. In July, Vicky took on a central role in M. Night Shyamalan’s thriller, OLD, which featured a weighty cast including Gael Garcia Bernal, Thomasin Mackenzie and Alex Wolff. Vicky is becoming a regular Cannes fixture, with two feature films receiving their worldwide premieres at Cannes Film Festival this year. MORA THAN EVER directed by Emily Atef has been selected for the Un Certain Regard section. Vicky will also be seen in CORSAGE, directed by Marie Kreutzer. Vicky takes on the leading role as Empress Elisabeth of Austria. Vicky can currently be seen in THE SURVIVOR, directed by Barry Levinson. The film received its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival and is available on HBO Max in the US. Vicky is currently filming BACHMANN & FRISCH, directed by Margarethe Von Trotta. Vicky recently wrapped production on THE WALL, directed by Philippe Van Leeuw and see Vicky taking on the role of a US border officer, and THE THREE MUSKETEERS, a big budget two feature film series, starring Eva Green and Vincent Cassel.
In 2002, Michel Blanc offered Gaspard Ulliel his first film role in Embrassez qui vous voudrez, with Charlotte Rampling, Jacques Dutronc, Carole Bouquet, and Karin Viard.
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This role earned him his first Cesar nomination for Best New Male Talent and the Prix Lumières for Male Revelation in 2003. He was then chosen by André Téchiné to play alongside Emmanuelle Béart in Les Égarés. Thanks to this performance he was again nominated for the Césars, which he finally won in 2004 for his role in Jean-Pierre Jeunet's film, Un long dimanche de fiançailles. He then follows eclectic projects by working under the direction of Gus van Sant in Paris Je t'aime, Peter Weber for the prequel Hannibal Rising, Rithy Pahn in the film based on the novel of the same name by Margueritte Duras A Dam Against the Pacific, or Bertrand Tavernier in The Princess of Montpensier. We find him in 2011 in The Art of Loving Emmanuel Mouret and in 2013 in You honor your mother and your mother Brigitte Roüan, then in 2015 in the biopic of Bertrand Bonello Saint Laurent, in which he plays the designer Yves Saint Laurent. He received for this role the Prix Lumière for best actor and a nomination for the Césars. He made his theater debut in 2012 under the direction of Michel Fau in Joe Orton's Que Faire De Mister Sloane? In 2015, he played to a full house alongside Romain Duris, Marina Foïs and Anaïs Demoustier in Démons directed by Marcial di Fonzo Bo at the Théâtre du Rond-Point. In 2016 he starred in Stephanie Di Giusto's The Dancer and Xavier Dolan's Just The End Of The World, for which he received the César for best actor. The following year he joined Isabelle Huppert in Eva by Benoit Jacquot. We find him in 2018 in Les confins du Monde by Guillaume Nicloux with Gérard Depardieu, 9 fingers by F.J Ossang and Un peuple et son Roi by Pierre Schoeller. He will work again the same year with Guillaume Nicloux in the mini-series Il était une seconde fois broadcast on Arte. In 2019, Gaspard will star in Sibyl by Justine Triet, alongside Virginie Efira and Adèle Exarchopoulos, in competition at the Cannes Film Festival.Gaspard Ulliel is part of the cast of Alex Lutz's film broadcast on Canal +, La vengeance au triple galop with Leïla Bekhti, Marion Cotillard, Audrey Lamy, Izïa Higelin and others.He joins in 2021 the TV mini-series Moon Knight created by Jeremy Slater.He is in Emily Atef's More Than Ever alongside Vicky Krieps.
Bjørn Floberg is one of Norway’s most well-known and recognized actors in both film and theater.
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Since his breakthrough as leading actor in the Norwegian feature ”Telegrafisten” (1993) he has starred in nearly 60 features .
Hans Petter Moland’s ”Out Stealing Horses” which premiered in competition at the Berlinale in 2019 was the third film Bjørn Floberg and Stellan Skarsgaard have done together, the previous two being ”Insomnia” (Erik Skjoldbjærg) and ”A Somewhat Gentle Man” (Hans Petter Moland) the latter also featuring in the Berlin 2010 competition.
Internationally his latest film are “Kingsman: The Secret Service” (Matthew Vaughn), and Emily Atef’s “More Than Ever” where he stars alongside Vicky Krieps Gaspard Ulliel.
Floberg received the Norwegian Film Academy Honorary Award Amanda in 2011. He works at the National Theater in Oslo, latest plays being ”Three Sisters” and ”The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov. Floberg has also started directing at the National Theater, his debut 2016 was ”Motortown” by English playwright Simon Stephens.