WILDLAND New Auteurs


USA Premiere

Following the film, AFI FEST Senior Programmer Claudia Puig leads a conversation between filmmaker Jeanette Nordahl and actor Sandra Guldberg Kampp .

Families come in all shapes, sizes and career inclinations. After her mother dies suddenly in a car accident, introverted 17-year-old Ida (Sandra Guldberg Kampp) is welcomed with open arms by her overbearing aunt and druggy grown cousins, who live together in the Danish countryside. Unfortunately for Ida, her aunt is the head of a criminal debt collection enterprise overseeing her trio of gangster sons. Sidse Babett Knudsen plays Ida’s aunt with a mesmerizing blend of malevolent and maternal. Part coming-of-age tale, part dysfunctional family drama, part social realism, this absorbing and stylish gangster thriller is seen from the tomboyish Ida’s perspective. Told with visual panache and marked by convincing performances, WILDLAND explores the destructive legacy of criminality and the notion of familial emotional debt. –Claudia Puig

Jeannette Nordahl made the short films NYLON in 2015 and WAITING FOR PHIL in 2012. She has also directed two episodes of the Danish TV series WHEN THE DUST SETTLES.

Marine Dorville
BAC Films


Country: Denmark

Year: 2019

Director: Jeanette Nordahl

Screenwriter: Ingeborg Topsøe

Producers: Eva Jakobsen, Katrin Pors, Mikkel Jersin

Executive Producer: Eva Jakobsen

Director of Photography: David Gallego

Editor: Michael Aaglund

Production Designer: Helle Lygum Justesen

Music: Puce Mary

Cast/Featuring: Sandra Guldberg Kampp, Joachim Fjeldstrup, Besir Zeciri, Sidse Babett Knudsen, Elliott Crosset Hove

Running Time (minutes): 88

Language: Danish