Henry K. Norvalls’ Sweet Things follows Anne as she navigates an interview for a photography house.
The awkward horror of job interviews is a near-universal experience, and this film details how that can intersect with misogyny and the imbalance of employer-employee dynamics. Norvalls’ brilliant direction showcases a clash in power: a young woman desperately trying to keep things together as her employer pushes grim boundaries of acceptable behaviour. Sweet Things perfectly captures the anxiety and discomfort felt by many women who have been subject to grotesque misconduct at work. With the delicate sound design and superbly framed cinematography, the film shares Anne’s perspective – bringing us closer to her dread and unease.
Per Magnus Barlaug
Ameli Isungset Agbota
Director: Henry K. Norvalls
Screenwriter: Line Dalheim
Producer: Petter Onstad Løkke
Co-producer: Grunde Tveiten
Director of Photography: Torfinn Rønning Sanderud
Production Designer: Mirjam Veske
Editor: Thomas Grotmol
Costume and Make-up: Sandra Krogh Rodum
Sound Designer: Inger Elise Holm
Colorist: Raymond Gangstad