Amanda Kernell To Compete At Sundance

Director Amanda Kernell’s (Sami Blood) second feature, Charter, has been selected for the World Dramatic Competition at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival (23rd January – 2nd February) where it will also receive its world premiere.

The film follows Alice (Ane Dahl Torp) who hasn’t seen her two children in months. After a recent and difficult divorce, her ex-husband keeps them from seeing her, awaiting the final custody verdict in Northern Sweden. So when her son calls her in the middle of the night weeping helplessly, Alice takes action.

She travels on the night train and, in a last desperate attempt to win them over, abducts the children and travels with them to the Canary Islands. If Alice can reconnect with her children it might change the outcome of the custody case. But before she knows it, she is wanted for kidnapping…

Amanda Kernell said: “I’m incredibly happy to hear that Charter will have its world premiere at such an important festival as Sundance. And I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to the making of this film and everyone who worked so incredibly hard to make this film into what it is.”

Charter is slated for a theatrical release in Sweden on 13th March 2020.