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The Harrowing

By Lone Vitus

Self-deception, greed and power. Perhaps humankind's greatest weaknesses, but for some their true strengths. Åge's story, from childhood to the present moment, is accommodated in a train of thought extending over a few hours.

Åge lives in a world where Mother wipes the kitchen counter with rags made from old underwear, all the while polishing the farm’s scratch-resistant surface without any regard for the cost; weaknesses are suppressed and cruelties downplayed.

Family relationships boil in a large stock pot, and Åge’s one and only, Mother, unconscionably controls its temperature. Dysfunctionality is wrapped in an embroidered façade.

It is unsettling. Harrowing.

This project was supported by the Danish Arts Council.

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