It´s the late 1800s and birdcatcher Esmar and his wife Johanna are trying to survive on the harsh cliffs of the Faroe Islands. Local law dictates that unless they have a son, an heir to the hold of the land, they will be evicted. When Johanna gives birth to their third daughter, with time on the lease running out, they become desperate. A friend, innkeeper Livia, suggests that the only remaining chance for Johanna have a son is to be impregnated by another man. It´s unthinkable but they are pushed to the brink. When they choose Livia´s lover, “The French Captain” to do the deed, none of them can understand the ultimate consequences of their choices.

Directed by Richard Hobert
Produced by Anders Birkeland, Göran Lindström
Written by Richard Hobert
Starring Vígdis Hentze Bjørck, Rudi Køhnke, Livia Millhagen, Sébastien Courivaud
Nordic Cinema Competition
Country: Sweden
107 minutes
US Premiere