Told over 24 hours and centred around a farm house, AS IN HEAVEN is a story about one night at the end of the 19th century that changes 14-year-old Lise’s life forever. Lise is the eldest of eight siblings. She is in love, she is the first in her family to go to school, and she is full of hope and confidence in life. But when her mother goes into labour, it quickly appears that something is wrong. As night falls and the birth intensifies, Lise must prepare herself – for a day that began in childhood might end with her becoming the woman of the house. The film is a story about the lot of women, about becoming an adult, about losing faith but trying to hold onto the most important thing of all: Hope.
AS IN HEAVEN is based on the Danish literary classic EN DØDSNAT by Marie Bregendahl.
Director: Tea Lindeburg
Writer: Tea Lindeburg
Producers: Lise Orheim Stender & Jesper Morthorst
Original Title: Du som er i himlen