A scene from APPLAUSE, a film directed by Martin Pieter Zandvliet. Picture courtesy World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation, all rights reserved.

Applause (2009/2010)

Also Known As: Applaus

Opened: 01/21/2011 Limited

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Genre: Danish Drama (Danish w/English subtitles)

Rated: R for language.


Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen) has gone through turmoil. Having divorced her husband, Christian (Michael Falch), and relinquished custody of their two boys during her heavy drinking days, Thea wants to start over. As her past alcohol use and indiscretions still haunt her, the reality of a new beginning seems bleak. Thea uses her inner actress's charm and manipulation to convince her ex-husband that she is fully recovered and capable of being a good mother to their children; however, she hasn't completely convinced herself.

On stage, Thea plays the binge drinking, ostentatious Martha in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" Ironically, her stage character bears an uncanny resemblance to her personal life. As her alcoholism and past regrets hang in the balance, Thea must decide whether to confront her inner demons or to let the show go on.