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Elena leaves Romania to become a housekeeper for a young couple living in the Danish countryside. Isolated in their beautiful house with no modern comforts and far from home and her son, she becomes close to her employer, Louise, who is sterile. Feeling sorry for her plight and short of money, she agrees to be a surrogate mother. However, once pregnant, something unspeakably evil begins sapping Elena’s strength, who wastes away before our eyes. For his feature debut, Ali Abbasi provides a variation on the “supernatural pregnancy” theme. More dreamlike, disturbing and restrained than its predecessors, including Rosemary’s Baby, which inevitably springs to mind, Shelley is above all an atmospheric movie where nightmares spread like gangrene into seemingly peaceful surroundings.

Thursday, September 22nd, 8:15pm at the Star St-Ex

Friday, September 23rd, 1:45pm at the Star St-Ex

Sunday, September 25th, 4:00pm at the Star

Feature debut


Country: Denmark

Year: 2016

Duration: 1hr 32

Version: Danish, with English and French subtitles

Rating: 12+

Cast & Credits

Director: Ali Abbasi

Producers: Jacob Jarek

Screenplay: Maren Louise Kaehne, Ali Abbasi

Cinematography: Sturla Brandth Grovlen, Nadim Carlsen

Editing: Olivia Neergaard-Holm

Music: Martin Dircov

Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Cosmina Stratan, Peter Christoffersen