The powerful, heart-rending romantic drama about a young Polish immigrant’s struggle for the right to love and belong, despite all obstacles.
Hubert Milkowski shines as Robert, a closeted 19-year-old Polish immigrant working at a Norwegian fish processing factory. Robert’s escape from a homophobic attack in Poland lands him in the middle of a factory worker’s strike. While grappling with his own sexuality and the subtle homophobia of his colleagues, he falls for Ivar, the factory owner’s openly gay son. Robert’s dilemma deepens as he must choose between love or his family’s financial security.
Content warning: contains depictions of homophobic violence.
2023 Iris Prize – Winner Best Actor
2023 Inside Out Toronto – Nominee Best International Film
2023 Frameline San Francisco – Nominee Best First Feature Film
“Sub-plots align seamlessly and combine together with excellent bleak Norwegian landscape cinematography, a heartfelt soundtrack and strong performances by all the cast to create a memorable film.” – Queerguru