Key House Mirror

  • 90'
  • Denmark
  • 2015
Lily (76) is sure there’s nothing wrong with her. The only reason she lives in a care home is because of her husband Max's illness: a series of strokes has reduced him to a vegetable. The fact that Lily isn’t exactly the way she used to be becomes slowly clear in the Danish drama Key House Mirror - the title refers to a memory test.
It’s not easy for Lily to leave her old habits behind her and fit in with the rules of the home. Her life blossoms when she meets an 80-year-old Swedish neighbour, a charming man who gives her the attention she has long missed. Lily’s daughter, however, is not so happy with the budding romance.
The sensitive Key House Mirror is a surprisingly gentle film from Michael Noer, who directed the hardened prison film R (with Tobias Lindholm, 2010) and the murky seamy-side drama Northwest (2013). His penchant for realism remains, however: he shot part of the film in an existing care home, where many inhabitants play themselves.
Winner KNF Award 2015
Director
Michael Noer
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2015
Festival Edition
IFFR 2015
Length
90'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Nøgle hus spejl
Language
Danish
Producer
Tomas Radoor
Production Company
Nordisk Film Production
Sales
TrustNordisk
Screenplay
Michael Noer, Anders Frithiof August
Cinematography
Magnus Nordenhof Jønck
Editor
Adam Nielsen
Production Design
Rie Lykke
Sound Design
Rasmus Winther Jensen, Kasper Janus Rasmussen
Cast
Ghita Nørby, Rasmus Winther Jensen
Website
http://trustnordisk.com/content/noer-s-key-house-mirror-selected-rotterdam-and-gothenburg-0