Shot in real life in one single take, Blind Spot tells of a mother’s struggle to understand her teenage daughter Tea’s mental illness.

In the title roles are Pia Tjelta, Anders Baasmo Christiansen and newcomer Nora Mathea Øien who will attend the film’s world premiere tonight at the Norwegian Film Festival in Haugesund, alongside Novotny. 

To read last-weeks interview with the writer-director click here:  Tuva Novotny on filming in real time and tackling mental health issues.

The film was produced by Elisabeth Kvithyll for Nordisk Film Production Norway, in co-produced with Nordisk Film Production Denmark, in association with NRK, and support from the Norwegian Film Institute and Nordisk Film & TV Fond.

The national premiere handled by Nordisk Film Distribution is set for this Friday. TrustNordisk is in charge of world sales.

A total of 18 international feature films are competing for the Golden Shell at the 66th San Sebastian Film Festival, unspooling September 21-29, 2018.

Another Nordic entry, the Danish film Neon Heart by Laurits Flensted-Jensen has been selected for the festival’s Kutxabank-New Directors competition programme.