When the critically acclaimed, tough and coming of age actress Thea Barfoed ends her rehab, she confronts a hard choice. During her heavy drinking period she divorced and lost custody of her two boys. Now she wants them to be a part of her life again. Christian, her ex husband is quickly softened by her tough manipulative but charming figure and agrees. She has to prove to her self and to him, that she is worth the try. But the hard life on stage, and the ghosts of the past slowly comes knocking on her door. Thea is forced to face her inner voices. She is bound to give in to her faith, and make the choice. –IMDb
A film about a wounded stage actress struggling with alcoholism and desperately clinging to her sense of motherhood, "Applause" echoes "Opening Night," and "Woman Under the Influence," but with a contemporary immediacy that is rare. Not to be missed by anyone who has a chance to catch it in their city, this film is cinematically and conceptually rich, with an intense and profound performance by Paprika Steen.