WE ARE HERE NOW
We follow a group of babies and parents during a year in their Scandinavian maternity leave. Some of them have bigger plans, they want to move to the ocean and buy new properties. Some are stressed. What can babies eat? Cucumber? Is it ok with salmon?
One father, Jon, is working as a teacher. The principal at his school call parents to keep their children home so they won’t drag down the scores on the National test and Jon is trying to make him stop.
The grown-ups are under pressure. They fill out forms on anxiety symptoms and divorce-papers. Sinking down in therapy-chairs and lying in eachothers couches. The fragile nuclear-family stryctures are cracking down and other grown-ups step up to help.
The babies are there, present in every picture, witnessing.
Written and directed by Mariken Halle
Cast: Leif Edlund, Marte Germaine Christensen, Niklas Gundersen, Thomas Holtermann Østgaard, Ingrid Liavaag, Lisa Lie, Petter Width, Alfred Eielsen Halle
Produced by: ALTERNATIVET / Guro Bruusgaard, Magnus Mork, Mariken Halle & Katja Eyde Jacobsen
Co-producer: MDEMC / Elisabeth Marjanovic Cornwall og Marta Dauliute
Norwegian distribution: Another World Entertainment / Marius Olsen
Supported by Mediefabrikken and The Norwegian Filminstitute