SIFF Film Festival 2015 Spotlight: Rising Starlet Ellen Dorrit Petersen


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Jumping at the chance to celebrate the best upcoming talents from around the world is essential and Norwegian thesp Ellen Dorrit Petersen is a captivating breakout actress destined for fandom. It is also her bold and colorful performances that will be favorite among aficionados of world cinema. Her potently compelling performance in “Blind” as a woman who has lost her sight and retreats into her fantasies which are most often sexualized is a must-see. Herself, a classic Nordic beauty with striking cheekbones, alluring eyes and alabaster skin, Ellen beguiles us into entering her character Ingrid’s make-believe thoughts in an attempt to retain some semblance of the life she knew. Or was it all imaginatively concocted as a despondent reaction to marital problems. Leading Lady Ellen is undeniably the centerpiece of “Blind”, illuminating from start to finish as she open our eyes to her radiant spirit. The silhouette of her body in the poster for “Blind” best encapsulates her being profoundly enigmatic.

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We’ve already seen Hollywood adapting many Scandinavian dramas, well actually most have been Danish but her appearance in the hard-hitting drama series “Frikjent” aka “Acquitted” should get hands itching to remake this Norwegian TV show. Secrets and Lies are the crux of “Acquitted” as the return of a successful businessman to his hometown stirs up bad blood on account of his conviction then acquittal of the murder of his sweetheart 20 years ago. Expect Ellen to play a meaty part in this riveting whodunit as she’s in every episode. Ellen’s already the belle of Norway and soon she’ll be coveted on all corners of the globe.

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