Tue 29.08
18:15 - 19:48
Vega 3

Danish Sascha is on vacation on the Turkish Riviera. Together with her criminal boyfriend Michael, she and his friends are staying in a luxury villa with a pool and picturesque views. The days are filled with shopping, grilled lobster, and cocaine.

Sascha is fascinated by this extravagant life, but everything has a dark side. In this bubble, Michael's rules prevail. If anyone breaks the rules, the punishment is severe. One day, Sascha meets a charming Dutch sailor who offers her a chance to escape, but it might already be too late.

Holiday takes you into a world where everything is on men's terms, and material luxury comes at a high price. While classic gangster tales often see the world through men's eyes, Holiday turns everything upside down and doesn't shy away from anything. Here, the woman is at the center amidst trophy-hunting men with psychopathic traits, in an environment that is eerily close to reality.


Isabella Eklöf (b. 1978), residing in Copenhagen, is known as one of the screenwriters of Ali Abbasi's Border. Holiday premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2018 and was in the main competition at the Göteborg Film Festival. Eklöf has worked on the American TV series Industry (2020-) and Servant (2019-2023), and is currently working on her latest film Kalak, based on Kim Leine's novel of the same name.

This film is part of

Pix Portrait: Isabella Eklöf

Original title Holiday

Country Denmark

Year 2018

Director Isabella Eklöf

Screenplay Johanne Algren, Isabella Eklöf

Cinematography Nadim Carlsen

Producer David B. Sørensen

Cast Victoria Carmen Sonne, Lai Yde, Thijs Römer

Production Company Apparatur Film

Distribution Mer Film

Runtime 1h 33m

Language Danish, English

Subtitles Norwegian

Genre Drama

Format DCP

Age limit 18

Links IMDb

Related guests

What about these films?