One of the films playing this week at the Toronto International Film Festival this week is Thale, a low-budget dark fantasy film from Norway. Silje Reinåmo stars as the titular character, a strange creature from Scandinavian folklore called a Huldra, who is discovered by two unsuspecting forensic agents in a basement. In this episode, Reinåmo joins Andrew to discuss the mythology behind her character, how she approached her performance, and what it's like to spend the majority of a film shoot in the nude, among other topics.
About Our Guest:
Silje Reinåmo is a Norwegian actress and musician. She stars in the Norwegian television series "Hjem" (Home) and can most recently be seen as the titular character in the dark fantasy film "Thale" from director Aleksander Nordaas. "Thale" has played at film festivals around the world and is now on DVD/Blu-Ray in Scandinavia. At the moment she is wrapping up production on the film "Patriot Act" directed by Wayne Slaten.
0:27 - Introduction
2:55 - What exactly is a Huldra?
4:27 - How did you approach the emotional extremes of the performance?
5:17 - How were the special effects handled on set?
5:56 - What inspired you to join this project?
7:20 - What was the atmosphere like on set since you're naked for most of the film?
8:47 - How did you approach the idea of having a tail?
10:00 - How do you view Thale's psychology?
12:40 - Show close
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