Annette K. OLESEN
Anna has just graduated from theological school and has been married to Frank for several years yet is without a child. One day, she receives a temporary substitute job offer as prison priest at a women’s penitentiary. There she meets the mystic Kate who has just been relocated, and was known for her supernatural healing powers. Although Kate keeps silent about her talent, the rumors, started by her fellow inmate Marion, spread like wildfire. Anna attempts spiritual communication with Kate, who not only turns a cold shoulder to her but becomes romantically involved in a forbidden relationship with prison guard, Henrik. In addition, Anna is thrilled to discover that she is pregnant, but is also distressed by the doctor’s diagnosis that the child stands a great chance of being born deformed. Which fate will Anna choose? Will she entrust her faith in the lord and give birth to her child; will she ask for Kate’s help; or will she listen to her doctor and forfeit the life of her child?
In Your Hands is a film that explores what will happen to us in situation where faith is challenged, knowledge is more powerful than faith, and pain is stronger than love. Here the opposite of faith is not suspicion or disbelief but human knowledge as proof of faith. The renowned Danish actors who chose to work on this film with only a single synopsis give their most profound performances to project the dark, serious and tragic aspects of life. This second feature film by Annette K. Olesen was made as an Official Dogme 95. (Lim Sung-min)
Annette K. OLESENAnnette K. OLESEN
Morten Holtum Born 1965, Denmark. She graduated from the National Film School of Denmark, 1991. With her first three feature films selected for the competition at Berlin International Film Festival, Olesen has become a Berlin-regular. Her feature film debut, Små ulykker(2002), a festival hit, won the Blue Angel Award at Berlin. Her next two films, also selected for the Berlin competition, both screened at festivals worldwide: Forbrydelser(2004) was recipient of numerous awards, among these, honors from festivals in Bordeaux, Paris, Seattle, and Troia; and 1:1 was awarded at Hamptons, Ljubljana and Lübeck. Little Soldier(2008) is Olesen\'s fourth feature film.