Former Cult Member Hears Music for the First Time

Kristoffer Borgli

IndieLisboa 2020 •

Norway, United States, Fiction, 2020, 12′

We know that members of certain religious cults tend to live withdrawn from reality. Kristoffer Borgli (Whateverest, IndieLisboa 2013) film is about one of these young women that had never heard music before. Until this day.

One of the rare cases in which the title of the film is the synopsis itself. We are witnessing a sociological experience in which a former cult member, who lived isolated from the world, hears music for the first time. And the power of music is enormous and unpredictable. Borgli builds an intelligent and daring comedy, with tragic consequences, which is also a satire on North American society. (Carlos Ramos)