Short Film Selection: Sweet Things by Henry K. Norvalls

    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.


    Renate Reinsve
    Preben Hodneland
    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

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