HOLIDAY explores the relationship between Sascha, a beautiful young woman and Michael, a successful drug lord as they’re on holiday with their friends in Turkey’s gorgeous Turquoise Coast. Upon first glance, the group appears to be having a fun and glamorous time in an idyllic seaside setting, until the true horrific nature of Michael is revealed. Swedish writer-director Isabella Eklöf’s unnerving debut was considered one of the darkest films at Sundance, as it examines the difficult topic of how some women stay with and protect their abusers.
This film contains scenes of graphic sexual violence.
Originally from Sweden, Isabella Eklöf obtained a BA in Film Directing from the University of Gothenburg in 2007, the focus of which was on arthouse filmmaking. In 2011, she then graduated from the Danish Film School’s more hands-on Directing Programme in Copenhagen.
Eklöf has directed 11 short films, several of which have been screened on the international film festival circuit. In 2012, she received the Bisballeprisen, a prestigious Danish art prize, for her graduation film NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND. HOLIDAY marks her feature directorial debut with support from the Danish Film Institute.
Director Name: Isabella Eklöf Cast: Victoria Carmen Sonne (Sascha), Lai Yde (Michael), Thijs Römer (Thomas), Bo Brønnum (Bo) Producer: David B. Sørensen Screenwriter: Johanne Algren, Isabella Eklöf Year: 2018 Runtime: 93 minutes Country: Denmark, Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey Language: Danish, English Section: Head Trip