In Charter, we meet Alice (Ane Dahl Torp), who hasn’t seen her two children in two months after going through a bitter divorce. When her son calls in the middle of the night, sounding upset, Alice takes drastic measures to see her kids again.
Charter comes to Trondheim directly from Sundance, one of the most renowned film festivals worldwide. After the world premiere at Sundance, it has received praise from audience and critics alike, critics emphasising Dahl Torps ability to portray the lead as a woman and mother with great nuance and complexity.
Amanda Kernell has written and directed the film. Her last feature, the debut film Sami Blood, made Kernell one of the most interesting voices of Scandinavian film. Sami Blood had its Norwegian premiere at Kosmorama in 2017, where it won the Audience Award. Sami Blood also won a number of other prestigious awards at international film festivals, such as Best Nordic Film at Göteborg and Europe Cinemas Label for best European film at Venice Film Festival.