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UK Trailer & Poster Unveiled For Norwegian Drama PHOENIX

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Writer/director Camilla Strøm Henriksen's debut comes to UK cinemas in September.

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Norwegian writer/director Camilla Strøm Henriksen's feature debut Phoenix stars first time performer Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin as Jill, a 13-year-old charged with looking after both her mentally ill mother (Maria Bonnevie) and younger brother (Casper Falck-Løvås). Trouble rears its head when Jill's father (Sverrir Gudnason) arrives to celebrate her 14th birthday.

Speaking about her debut, Henriksen says "Phoenix is above all about children who take the role of adults. It’s about the conflict between the responsibility they take, and the unanswered needs they have, as children. It’s about the complex dynamics within a family where the roles are reversed: where the children become the small adults. I have had experiences that made me want to tell a story that explores this theme, in a way that felt relevant to others."

Phoenix is in UK cinemas September 13th.

Check out the UK trailer below.

The official synopsis reads:

From a young age, Jill (Ylva Bjørkaas) has been the responsible adult in her small family. Caring for her loving, but mentally unstable mother Astrid (Maria Bonnevie) and her younger brother Bo (Casper Falck-Løvås), she looks forward to her 14th birthday, just two days away. When her estranged father (Sverrir Gudnason) calls with the news that he’ll visit, Jill stops at nothing to have the best day – even if it means keeping a secret that could rip her family apart.