Good Girl
  • Year2014
  • Duration73 min

An acclaimed filmmaker from a young age, Solveig Melkeraaen Is used to being in control of her life in Norway. When she is felled by a serious depression, which sees her undergoing electroshock therapy treatment in a psychiatric institute, she turns the camera on herself, in an attempt to take back control. In this intimate and brave exploration of depression, we follow her on the road to recovery, as she teases out the reasons for her breakdown - a journey which sees her trying to puncture the stigma and silence that so often accompanies mental illness. Surrounded by her supportive siblings and loving partner, Solveig seems to be well on her way to recovery -- until a relapse threatens her fragile progress. Unflinching, blackly funny, and beautifully filmed - with highly stylised dramatic sequences - Good Girl breaks new boundaries in autobiographical filmmaking, and shines a light on how this devastating illness weaves its destructive path.

Carol Nahra

  • Director(s): Solveig Melkeraaen
  • Producer(s): Ingvil Giske
  • Country: Norway, Ã…land Islands
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Format: dcp
  • Premiere status: World Premiere
  • Website: www.facebook.com/flinkpike
Director Filmography
Lifelong Love
2011
The Bankbus
2010
The Fabulous Fiff and Fam
2009
Statistics
2008
Moving Time
2008
Sales Contact
Name
Ingvil Giske
Job Title
Sales Agent / Producer
Company
Medieoperatørene AS
Email
ingvil@mop.no
Phone
+47 95754529
Website
http://www.mop.no