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SHELLEY

by Ali Abbasi

synopsis

Louise and Kasper, a Danish couple, live in an isolated villa in the middle of the forest away from modern life, technology and even electricity. Louise's biggest dream is to become a mother but she is unable to have children. She finally decides, out of desperation, to seal a pact with her Romanian maid, Elena, who accepts to bear Louise's child as a surrogate mother in exchange of a large amount of money. But the life growing inside of her is taking shape too fast, affecting the lives of everyone like an evil force. Paranoia and horror sets around the inevitable birth.

international title: Shelley
original title: Shelley
country: Denmark, Sweden
sales agent: Indie Sales
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Ali Abbasi
film run: 90'
screenplay: Ali Abbasi, Maren Louise Käehne
cast: Cosmina Stratan, Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Peter Christoffersen, Kenneth M. Christensen, Patricia Schumann, Björn Andrésen
cinematography by: Nadim Carlsen, Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
film editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
art director: Sabine Hviid
music: Martin Dirkov
producer: Jacob Jarek
production: Profile Pictures
backing: New Danish Screen, Film i Skåne
distributor: Scanbox Entertainment Denmark

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