In Copenhagen, Denmark, a young couple breaks up and spends the rest of the evening taking Ecstasy to deal with the sadness. “Forever Now” is a beautifully-made and emotionally wrenching break-up tale directed by Kristian Håskjold.
After several years together, William and Cecilie have decided to end their relationship, but in order to treat the situation with love, Cecilie suggests they take MDMA. They do. It opens them up to reckon with their past and project onto their futures. An evening of emotional honesty mixed with bursts of joyous dancing and singing results, but what happens in the morning when the drugs wear off?
Last years SXSW Grand Jury Winner for Best Narrative Short, “Forever Now” captures the emotional rollercoaster ride of a break-up with penetrating observations. The fluctuations between intimacy and distance are heartbreaking and truthful, carried out by tremendous performances by Ferdinand Falsen Hiis and Frederikke Dahl Hansen. It’s all fleeting and there’s no way out but through. (19 minutes). Director: Kristian Håskjold. Written by: Kristian Håskjold, Trille Cecilie Uldall-Spanner. Producer: Siri Bøge Dynesen. Director of Photography: Christian Houge Laursen. Production Designer: Kristina Kiss Kovacs. Editor: Kristian Håskjold.