MGFF23: The Venus Effect TBC

Head and shoulders shot of two women in an embrace smiling at each other.
25 March
Arc Cinema
$19.90 / $17.90
Dir: Anna Emma Haudal, TBC, Denmark, 2022, 104mins, DCP,

20-something Liv (Johanne Milland) thinks she has everything figured out, until she’s swept off her feet by spontaneous free spirit Andrea (Josephine Park) in this feel-good, award-winning Danish romantic dramedy.

Liv works in a garden centre with her father (Lars Mikkelsen) and her overly invested mother (Sofie Gråbøl, The Killing). She’s close with her gay brother and has a sweet but unexciting boyfriend.

Everything shifts when a pink-haired, vulva dress-wearing Sapphic goddess comes crashing into her life. Andrea is everything Liv isn’t, and she’s completely infatuated.

As the two women grow closer, their different lifestyles begin to clash, and Liv discovers that relationships, love and family can come in many forms.

Winner: Best Supporting Actor (Lars Mikkelsen), Bodil Danish Film Critics Association Awards 2022

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