During the bright Nordic summer, a group of children reveal their dark and mysterious powers when the adults aren’t looking.  In this original and gripping supernatural thriller, playtime takes a dangerous turn.

This film has been made with the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA


Writer Eskil Vogt


Producers Maria Ekerhovd

Production Credits Mer Films


Eskil Vogt is a directing graduate from La Fémis in Paris, the National French Film School. His directing debut Blind premiered at Sundance in 2014 where it won him The World Cinema Screenwriting Award before going on to win more than 20 international awards including the European Cinema Label Best Film Award at the Panorama Section at the Berlin Film Festival. In Norway the film won him national film awards for writing and directing as well as the Critics’ Prize for film of the year. Vogt also has a longstanding and close collaboration with Joachim Trier including the scripts for the features Reprise (2006), Oslo, August 31st (2011), Louder than Bombs (2015), Thelma (2017) and The Worst Person in the World (2021). All their films have premiered at A-list festivals to critical acclaim and achieved wide international distribution, establishing Eskil and Joachim internationally as Norway’s most revered and successful filmmaking talent.

Festival Section Year Location
Festival de CannesUn certain regard2021
Sitges Film FestivalOfficial Fantàstic Competition2021
Fantastic Fest AustinWinner Jury Award2021