The morning just before Christmas, Leena, 34, receives a phone call from a hospital in her childhood hometown telling her that her mother is dying. This news takes her on a journey to face her mother for the first time in her adult life. Leena has fought all her life to let go of her grief over her lost and dark childhood. She is now forced to deal with her past to be able to move on. Award winning actress Pernilla August makes her directorial debut with her take on the bestselling novel Svinalängorna by Susanna Alakoski. “Beyond” is a poignant story, told with sincerity and humor, about a young woman´s dramatic childhood and about her grief and the struggle to move on. Noomi Rapace plays the main character in her first feature after the success with the “Millennium” trilogy and she plays opposite her husband, actor Ola Rapace.
Creditsdirector: Pernilla August
composer: Magnus Jarlbo & Sebastian Öberg
producer: Helena Danielsson & Ralf Karlsson
production company: Kamoli Films
PERNILLA AUGUST: Time-Bomb (short - 2005), Svinalängorna (2010), A Serious Game (2016).