Applause – Clip 2

  Applause – Clip 2
Recovering alcoholic stage actress, Thea Barfoed (Paprika Steen) has gone through turmoil. Having divorcedher 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 toconvince 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.
Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
Starring: Paprika Steen, Michael Falch, Sara-Marie Maltha, Shanti Roney

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