Join us as we explore Sweden’s Oscar-contender Charter. This moving drama follows Alice as she abducts her two children for a trip to the Canary Islands whilst awaiting the outcome of a custody verdict.
Anna talks to writer-director Amanda Kernell and leading actor Ane Dahl Torp about the film’s themes of divorce, motherhood, and kidnapping. Amanda and Ane also consider the dynamics of working with children and teenagers on set, and recall their first impressions of each other.
Anna then takes a deep dive into the film with critic Hanna Flint. They praise the complex mother-daughter relationship presented on screen and discuss the brilliant karaoke scene. Talking about the complexities of divorce, they make comparisons with Kramer vs Kramer.
Hanna’s movie recommendations: The Mauritanian (2021), Un Prophète (2009).
Other movie mentions: A Few Good Men (1992), The Escape (2017).