Berlinale Exclusive Review: Kød & Blod (Wildland)

Directed by Jeanette Nordahl, “Kød & Blod” (“Wildland”) is a Danish film about a toxic family and the need to belong in a community. It’s a matriarchal mafia genre with the focus on violence within a family not outside. It’s a drama steeped in mistrust and danger.

In a succinct series of shots we learn that Ida’s (Sandra Guldberg Kampp) mother was killed in a crash and she now has to live with her aunt Bodil (Sidse Babett Knudsen) and three older male cousins (Joachim Fjelstrup, Elliott Crosset Hove, Besir Zeciri).

Ida is sullen, quiet and withdrawn, thrust into a home which appears to have something sinister going on under the surface. Continue reading Berlinale Exclusive Review: Kød & Blod (Wildland)