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Ró is being used as medicine by her mother, who is mentally ill. When Ró insists on taking her driver's license, she gets drawn to the fresh air, with no desire to return to her suffocating home. She starts to realize herself, despite her mother getting sicker and sicker.

  • Katrin Joensen-Næs
  • Alda Egilstrøð Magnussen
  • Katrin Joensen-Næs
  • Jonas Wagner
  • Johanna Roos Slættanes
    Key Cast
  • Ria Tórgarð
    Key Cast
  • Noomi Heradóttir Kunoy
    Key Cast
  • Hans Tórgarð
    Key Cast
    "Hilmar (driving instructor)"
  • Rúni Friis Kjær
    Director of Photography
  • Thomas Meldgaard
  • Emilja Sonne Djurhuus
    Production Design
  • Stefan Garfield Rash Holm
    Sound Design
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    43 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 18, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    Faroe Islands
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    Faroe Islands
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Director Biography - Katrin Joensen-Næs

The 20 years old Katrin Joensen-Næs is a Faroese director, scriptwriter, and actor. She grew up in the Theater House on the Faroe Islands, where she has played around with storytelling. At 19 years old she moved towards writing her own stories. Her biggest project is the movie Ábyrgd, which is the first film she wrote and directed. All of 2019 Katrin worked full time with creative work, where she among other things worked as an assisting director on the theater production Hamlet. She also spent her last summers acting and assisting with writing the national Ólavsøkukabarett on the Faroe Islands.

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Director Statement

I have watched a lot of films about mental illness, where the mentally ill has been the main character of the story, and the relatives have been supporting characters. I was missing a story, where the situation of the relative was the main conflict.

For every person who is mentally ill, there are at least 1-4 relatives, who are deeply affected. This is a big part of society, and I therefore think that “Responsibility” will have a big significance to them.