In late 1800s rural Denmark, superstition, religion and duty weigh heavily on bright, spirited Lise (Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl). The eldest of seven children, the 14-year-old is on the cusp of escaping the confines of farm and family and be the first in her family to go off to school. But events take a fateful turn when her mother goes into labour. As night falls, Lise begins to understand that this may be the day she must leave childhood behind to become the woman of the house.
AS IN HEAVEN is based on the Danish literary classic EN DØDSNAT by Marie Bregendahl.
The film brought director Tea Lindeburg the Silver Shell award for best director at the San Sebastian Film Festival, and Flora Ofelia Hofmann Lindahl (Lise) became the youngest actor ever to receive the Silver Shell award for best actor.
Director: Tea Lindeburg
Writer: Tea Lindeburg
Producers: Lise Orheim Stender & Jesper Morthorst
Original Title: Du som er i himlen