Troubled Water at Micheal Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan
Erik Poppe’s “Troubled Water” (De Usynlige) will serve as the opening-night film of Michael Moore’s Traverse City Film Festival in Michigan, July 28-Aug 2. The Norwegian film centers on a young man, just released from prison, who is forced to confront his past.
The Traverse City Film Festival has grown to become one of the largest film festivals in the Midwest, and one of the most respected in the country. Last year, there were over 80,000 admissions to nearly 100 screenings, a number of them U.S. or world premieres. A special emphasis is given to foreign films, American independents, documentaries, and films which have been overlooked but deserve the attention of a public starved to see a good movie.
Troubled Water is a film from the team behind Hawaii, Oslo. The film tells the story of a mother losing her child, a young man who becomes a murderer, and about attempts to reconcile oneself with past events. It is also about two people trying to come to terms with the past – and with their own destiny. They are trying to accept the persons they have become, and at the same time they are seeking for a new way to relate to love.