WHAT WE BECOME

whatwebecomeDirector: Bo Mikkelsen | Denmark | 2015 | 85 mins

A viral outbreak hits the Danish suburbs in Bo Mikkelsen’s compelling slow-burner. The Johannson family’s idyllic summer is brought to a sudden halt when a particularly aggressive and virulent strain of flu takes hold.

As the death toll rises, the authorities begin sealing off the neighborhood and the residents are soon forcibly sealed into their houses to contain the infection. Faced with an uncertain fate and convinced that they’re being lied to, teenager Gustav breaks out of their quarantine to discover the terrifying truth about the situation…

Laced with fear and paranoia, this tense pandemic thriller places an ordinary family in the middle of a dystopian nightmare where nothing is certain and no one can be trusted.

Screening with DAWN OF THE DEAF + KADDISH