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Handle With Care

Australian Premiere
Handle With Care
18+ (exemption)
English, Norwegian and Spanish with English subtitles
Norway | Drama | 2017 | 102'
Director: Arild Andresen
Cast: Kristoffer Joner, Marlon Moreno, Patricia Castañeda, Amalia Santamaria

Five years ago Arild Andresen won the Best Nordic Film award at Göteborg Film Festival for The Orheim Company. Now he's back with a richly layered film starring Norwegian superstar Kristoffer Joner (The Revenant, The Wave Scandi FF 2016).

What happens when a widowed father discovers he may not love his adopted son? Set between Norway and Colombia, Handle with Care is a heart-breaking journey of a father’s desperation following the loss of his wife and raises difficult but important questions about the duty of a parent. Offshore oil worker Kjetil has a hard time relating to their adopted son Daniel after the death of his wife. He convinces himself that he needs to return the boy to his birthmother, who must surely miss him. He travels with Daniel back to Colombia, under the guise of simply wanting to learn about the boy’s family. As Kjetil and a local driver (Marlon Moreno) search for Daniel’s birthmother, Daniel settles comfortably into life in Colombia, and suddenly Kjetil is presented with an option that could change their lives.

Handle with Care impresses with great actor performances.
Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film, Göteborg Film Festival 2017