Screening: Beware of Children (2018)
When crisis strikes we reveal our true colors.
Beware of Children traces the dramatic aftermath of a tragic event in a middle class suburb of Oslo. During a break in school 13 year-old Lykke, the daughter of a prominent Labour Party member, seriously injures her classmate Jamie, the son of a high profile right-wing politician. When Jamie later dies in hospital, contradicting versions of what actually happened risks making a difficult and traumatic situation worse. Was it only innocent play behind? Liv, the school’s principal and the secret lover of Jamie’s father, must find the strength to confront a community in distress, and her own highly conflicted emotions.
presented as part of the Scandinavian Library’s monthly film series
Saturday, October 8th | 1:30 | $10; $5 for members | tickets here
157 minutes | In Norwegian with English subtitles