THE ACCIDENT deals with a family reunion after a death. When the patriarch is buried, old family conflicts are being dug up and reviled.
An ACCIDENT death comes unexpectedly and abruptly to a family that has recently been challenged by the pater familia’s marriage to a younger woman. When he dies suddenly, perhaps in a car accident, it becomes extremely important for her to push forward a delayed plan for a family portrait. How to take a family photo where one of the members is no longer alive, and the rest of the family, apart from the young wife, struggle to hide their opposition to the whole project? It is a grotesque task for the photographer, who routinely does everything possible to create a good atmosphere in the studio for his clients. It takes only one person to disrupt any situation, split family members apart and destroy a family culture. The new young wife is such a person.
This is a new dance movie by Jo Strømgren and Stein Roger Bull, following up “Closed” and the Rose d’Or winning “Neighbour”. Featuring violinist Vilde Frang and callaborating dance company 420PEOPLE (Prague).
A violinist: Vilde Frang
Dancers: Francesca Amante, Nataša Novotná, Maja Dworak Strømgren, Line Tørmoen, Viktor Konvalinka, Václav Kuneš, Jo Strømgren, Rostislav Novák Sen (dead man)
Choreography: Jo Strømgren
Direction: Jo Strømgren, Stein-Roger Bull
Producer: Nordic Stories
Co-producers: Jo Strømgren Kompanni, 420PEOPLE, Czech TV
Distribution: EuroArts, Berlin