Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the “family” of her drug lord boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish Riviera. Physical and psychological violence are a way of life in this volatile household, but when Sascha seeks the attention of another man, the velvet veneer is stripped raw to the bone. Is it possible that she could still leave this life of luxury and violence behind?

The trophy girlfriend leaves the sidelines to take centre stage in a story that looks sun-kissed, fun and sexy until the tables are turned – much like its central character.

2018 – Denmark, The Netherlands, Sweden, Turkey – 93 minutes -Danish, English – Feature/ Drama 

Directed by: Isabella Eklöf
Written by: Johanne Algren, Isabella Eklöf
Cinematography by: Nadim Carlsen
Edited by: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Cast: Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer, Bo Brønnum
Producer: David B. Sørensen
Co-producer: Trent, Jonas Kellagher

Produced by: Apparatur Aps
Co-produced by: Oak Motion Pictures, Commonground Pictures, Film i Väst

  • Sundance Film Festival, Competition section (world premiere)
  • Luxembourg City Film Festival, Competition section
  • Fribourg IFF, Midnight section
  • Film Festival Sundsvall, Nordic Competition | Grand Prix
  • Sarasota IFF
  • Skopje FF
  • Molodist IFF
  • Taipei IFF, International New Talent competition
  • Revelation Perth
  • Galway FF
  • Beach FF, Competition section
  • New Zealand IFF
  • Motovun IFF, Competition section
  • New Horizons, International competition | Grand Prix
  • Sidewalk FF, Competition section
  • Oldenburg IFF, Competition section
  • Strasbourg European FF, Crossovers Competition section
  • Fantastic Fest, New Waves section | Best Film, Best Director Award
  • Vancouver IFF, Panorama section
  • BeyondFest
  • Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Competition section
  • BFI, First Feature competition
  • Brooklyn Horror FF | Best Cinematography Award
  • Sao Paulo IFF
  • Nordic IFF | Best Director Award
  • Thessaloniki IFF, Competition section
  • Scanorama European Film Forum
  • Cinergia FF
  • Crossing the Screen FF
  • Stockfish FF
  • Offscreen FF, Offscreenings section
  • Febiofest, Competition section (Czech premiere)
  • Northern Lights Nordic Baltic FF
  • China Women’s FF
  • NOW festival

“An exceptional feature debut” – Todd McCarthy, The Hollywood Reporter

“An astonishing first feature…“Holiday” is a fearless work, anchored by a bold, subtle lead performance.” – Erik Kohn, Indiewire

“Quite the conversation-starter… deserves a prominent spot at the table” – Indiewire, Memo to Distributors: Buy these Sundance 2018 Movies

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