Magnus von Horn / Ulrik Munther – filmmaker / actor – The Here After (Efterskalv)
FRED’s Matt Micucci interviews Magnus von Horn and Ulrik Munther, respectively director and actor of the film The Here After from the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs from the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Magnus talks with us about the initial inspiration for the film – quite delicate considering the fact that it is his feature directorial debut. He also extensively talks about his non judgmental approach and the process of humanizing the figure of the young man with a criminal past.
Ulrik, on the other hand, talks about how he got involved in the film, and what he thought were the challenges of playing such a delicate role, particularly in his quiet nature.
THE HERE AFTER (EFTERSKALV): When John returns home to his father after serving time in prison, he is looking forward to start his life afresh.
However in the local community, his crime is neither forgotten nor forgiven. John’s presence brings out the worst in everyone around him and a lynch-mob atmosphere slowly takes shape. Feeling abandoned by his former friends and the people he loves, John loses hope and the same aggressions that previously sent him to prison start building up again.
Unable to leave the past behind, he decides to confront it.