Ida and Karin are a lesbian couple whose relationship is threatened by a long-buried secret: Ida’s father sexually abused her as a child, and serious emotional scars remain. Now that it has been revealed, what can these women do to ensure it doesn’t destroy them? —IMDb
Danish film director Simon Staho (born 2 June 1972) has worked with a number of renowned Swedish actors, including Mikael Persbrandt, Noomi Rapace, Erland Josephson, Lena Endre, Lena Olin, Pernilla August, Michael Nyqvist, and Maria Bonnevie. In 2008 Staho was recipient of the Ingmar Bergman Travel Grant.
Staho’s feature film debut was with Vildspor/Wildside (1998), shot in Iceland and starring Mads Mikkelsen. Variety wrote in its review: “A solidly crafted thriller with links to classic film noir, though the bleakly beautiful Icelandic settings invest this tale of friendship and betrayal with a distinct ambience. Intelligent and suspenseful fare.”
In 2002, Staho directed Nu/Now, a short film about a man whose marriage is destroyed when he has a secret homosexual relationship. The film was shot in black and white and stars Mads Mikkelsen and Mikael Persbrandt as the male lovers.
With a cast of Swedish actors, Staho directed Dag och Natt/Day and Night (2004), winner… read more