Also on the bill for TIFF 2019 is Daniel Borgman’s thriller Resin (Harpiks) with Amanda Collin in one of the leading role as Roald. The movie is screened at TIFF’s Contemporary World Cinema section.
Resin is based on Danish author Ane Riel’s award-winning book by the same name. It stars newcomer Vivelill Søgaard Holm as Liv, a precocious 13-year-old who lives deep in the forest with her simple-minded father (Peter Plaugborg) and bedridden mother (Sofie Gråbøl). Liv doesn’t know that her parents have made the outside world believe that she is dead in an attempt to escape society’s norms and demands. Collin plays the bartender Roald.
The story is adapted for the screen by Bo hr. Hansen, and produced by Katja Adomeit for Adomeit Film and Peter Aalbæk Jensen for Zentropa with Louise Vesth as executive producer. Resin opens in local cinemas on 25 December. Watch its trailer here.
The 44th Toronto International Film Festival runs until September 15, 2019.