France, Germany, Luxembourg, Norway


Hélène and Mathieu have been happy together for many years. The bond between them is deep. Faced with an existential decision, Hélène travels alone to Norway to seek peace, an act that will test the strength of their love.

Director's Biography

Emily Atef is a French-Iranian director born in Berlin. At the age of seven, she moved with her parents and brother to Los Angeles. At the age of thirteen, they moved again to the Jura, France. Later, she lived in London and worked in the theatre. Finally, she moved to Germany to study filmmaking at the German Film Academy in Berlin. Her first feature film MOLLY‘S WAY, like her next two features, was co-written by Esther Bernstorff and won the Best Screenplay Award at the Munich Film Festival in 2005 and the Grand Jury Prize at the Mar del Plata Film Festival, the only A-Festival in South America, as well as several other awards. Her second feature film, THE STRANGER IN ME, about a young mother suffering from postnatal depression, also received several awards and was screened at the ‘Critics Week’ section at the Cannes Film Festival. She then received a grant from the Cinéfondation de Cannes, which she used to write her next film KILL ME. This film was voted best foreign language drama at the 2013 Bradford Film Festival. In 2017, Emily Atef wrote and directed the feature film 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON. It depicts three emotional days of Romy Schneider where she gave her last German interview to 'Stern' magazine. 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON had its world premiere in the competition section of the 68th Berlin International Film Festival and competed for the Golden Bear and the film won 7 Lolas at the German Film Academy Prize 2018, including Best Film and Best Director.

2022 - MORE THAN EVER, Feature
2018 - 3 DAYS IN QUIBERON, Feature
2012 - TÖTE MICH, Feature
2008 - DAS FREMDE IN MIR, Feature
2004 - MOLLY'S WAY, Feature
2004 - ASYL, Feature

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Emily Atef

Written by: Emily Atef, Lars Hubrich

Produced by: Xénia Maingot

Cinematography: Yves Cape

Editing: Sandie Bompar, Hansjörg Weißbrich

Production Design: Silke Fischer

Costume Design: Dorothée Guiraud

Make-Up & Hair: Nathalie Tabareau-Vieuille

Original Score: Jon Balke

Sound: Nicolas Cantin, Capucine Courau

Visual Effects: Frédéric Geffroy

Casting: Sarah Teper

Cast: Vicky Krieps (Hélène), Gaspard Ulliel (Matthieu), Bjørn Floberg (Mister (Bent))

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2022