Heaven's Heart | TIFF

Heaven's Heart

Himlens hjarta (Sweden, Denmark)

Directed by:
Simon Staho
Mikael Persbrandt, Lena Endre, Jakob Eklund, Maria Lundqvist, Ingemar Carlehed
TIFF edition:

Lars and Susanna have been happily married for years and their love for each other is as strong as the day they first met. They have well-paid jobs and a spacious house. Susanna’s friends Ann and Ulf lead similar lives. Financially secure, intelligent and eloquent – the encounters with Ann and Ulf are always a pleasure. Over dinner together one evening Susanna begins to talk about one of her colleague’s affairs. Quite unexpectedly, her company gossip prompts fierce reactions on the part of her listeners. The happily married couples begin to argue. Before they know it, they have moved beyond general moralising to talk on a more fundamental, personal level. After this evening, life, and the marriages of these two couples and close friends will be quite different.

Awards & Festivals: Berlin 2009 (Special), Flandra 2009, Helsinki 2009, Istanbul 2009, San Francisco 2009, Guldbagge Award for Best Supporting Actress (Maria Lundqvist)