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Warrior Heart

English title: Warrior Heart
Original title: Smerteterskel
Norway , 2024, 17 min.

Director: Marianne Ulrichsen
Production company:
Freedom From Fear AS
Phone: +47 922 85 256

Age recommendation: 10 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

Vilja (12) loves wrestling even though she's terrified of pain and loses every match. When her parents separate, Vilja’s feelings freeze. Then mum’s new boyfriend’s daughter Thea turns out to be the star of the wrestling club. Can Vilja overcome her fear of physical as well as emotional pain?

Oberhausen ISFF 2024
BFF Kristiansand 2024 (awarded)

Study guide: German