Isabella Eklöf is the recipient of the Dreyer Award for her debut as a film director for the movie Holiday. The film has been unanimously praised by film critics. Isabella is a guest a this year’s Stockfish so there will be Q&A screenings of the film.
Young and beautiful Sascha discovers her dream life of recklessness and fun comes at a price when she is welcomed into the “family” of her drug lord boyfriend at his holiday villa in the port city of Bodrum on the Turkish riviera. Physical and psychological violence are a way of life in this volatile household, but when Sascha seeks the attention of another man, the velvet veneer is stripped raw to the bone. Is it possible to leave this life of luxury and violence behind?
“An exceptional feature debut” – Todd McCarthy, The Holliwood Reporter.
“An astonishing first feature…”Holiday” is a fearless work, anchored by a bold, subtle lead performance.”
– Eric Kohn, Indiewire.