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Phoenix review – horror comes home in chilly Scandi drama11 Sep 2019, 8:00am

Phoenix review – horror comes home in chilly Scandi drama

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Daily dread infuses the raw, claustrophobic story of a teenage carer looking after her troubled mother and little brother Norwegian writer-director Camilla Strøm Henriksen’s impressive debut is an intelligent family drama refrigerated with horror-movie chills. Partly autobiographical, it’s the story of teenage carer Jill (Ylva Bjørkaas Thedin), who looks after her little brother and their depressed single mum. This is a family unlikely to show up on the radar of social services: Jill’s mum has had some success in the past as an artist; her dad is a famous jazz musician and rarely around. The claustrophobic first half, with echoes of
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