In a time of social change and poverty, the young working-class Maria (Maria Heiskanen) wins a camera in a lottery. The camera enables her to see the world through new eyes, but it also becomes a threat to her alcoholic, womanizing husband (Mikael Persbrandt) as it brings the charming photographer Pedersen (Jesper Christensen) into her life. Everlasting Moments is a Danish/Swedish production, produced by Denmark’s Final Cut.
The Contemporary World Cinema section has selected three Nordic films. O'Horten by Norway’s top filmmaker Bent Hamer screened successfully at the Cannes’ Un Certain Regard last May; Danish title Fear Me Not by Kristian Levring (The King is Alive), produced by Zentropa, is a Jekyll and Hyde-inspired drama starring Paprika Steen, Ulrich Thomsen and Lars Brygmann; and White Night Wedding, by Iceland’s most renowned film ambassador Baltasar Kormákur, is a comedy loosely based on Chekov’s play Ivanov.