By Malou Reymann

Winner of the Fritz Gerlich Preis at Filmfest München 2023

The Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Göteborg Film Festival 2023

'(...) Unruly, the superb second feature from Danish director Malou Reymann.' - Screen Daily




Original title: USTYRLIG
Director: Malou Reymann
Cast: Emilie Kroyer Koppel, Jessica Dinnage, Lene Maria Christensen, Anders Heinrichsen, Danica Curcic
Genre: Drama
Duration: 135 min
Language: Danish
Country of origin: Denmark
Scriptwriter: Malou Reymann, Sara Isabella Jønsson
Cinematographer: Sverre Sørdal, FNF
Editor: Ida Bregninge
Production Company: Nordisk Film A/S
Producers: Matilda Appelin
Production year: 2022
Executive producers: Henrik Zein, Calle Marthin
Budget EUR: 3.3M
Local release: 09-03-2023
Film status: Completed

MAREN, a strong-minded young woman, is seen by authorities to be il-mannered and promiscuous. Concerned her unruly behavior will incite others, she is sent away to an women’s institution on the small island of Sprogø. Here she is to learn how to behave as a proper young woman. She must share a room with SØRINE who has already internalized the story about herself and has learned to behave properly. Sørine is to help Maren settle in Sprogø and help her change her behavior, but Maren’s refusal to comply with the system leads to terrible consequences for both. The film is inspired by actual events of the women’s institution of Sprogø in Denmark in the 1930’s.




Festival overview

Official Selection at Toronto International Film Festival 2022

Selected for The Arab Critics Awards 2022

Official Selection at Zürich Film Festival 2022

Screening at Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2022

Official Selection at Göteborg Film Festival 2023
Award: The Dragon Award Best Nordic Film

Official Selection at Hong Kong International Film Festival 2023

Official Selection at Minneapolis St. Paul iIternational Film Festival 2023

Official Selection at Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2023

Best Actress at Riviera International Film Festival 2023
Emilie Kroyer Koppel

Official Selection at Filmfest München 2023
Award: Fritz Gerlich Preis

Official Selection at Oslo Pix Film Festival 2023
Award: Nordic Fiction