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Phoenix (Føniks) (2018)



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From a young age, Jill has acted as the responsible adult in her family. She cares for her loving but mentally unstable mother and her younger brother. The news that their estranged father will be visiting on Jill's birthday gives the children much-needed hope. When the family is struck by tragedy, Jill decides to keep it a secret.


Critic Reviews for Phoenix (Føniks)

All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

The first half works better, but as a claustrophobic, psychological's an interesting piece.

September 18, 2019 | Full Review…

Bjørkaas Thedin's debut performance is striking in its restraint, but the film's thriller mode and social commentary B-plot never quite cohere.

September 15, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Written and directed by the actress Camilla Strom Henriksen, this is, in the tradition of Lukas Moodysson's Lilya 4-ever, quite the downer, but also very vague. And with distracting horror pretensions.

September 12, 2019 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Phoenix has a huge heart, aching for its cast, and while it feels like it's only ever on the verge of getting anywhere, it's still a keen, candid character study.

September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

I found the seductively Scandinavian Instagramable interiors and freakishly good-looking blond leads increasingly distracting.

September 11, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Phoenix is shot in dark, restrained tones. It's unremittingly grim for the first half hour in its observation of the details of Jill's life.

September 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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