Director Astrid Thorvaldsen short film Who Goes There? is a slow suspenseful tale that knows how to build up tension and character. Who Goes There? is set in Minnesota in the late 1800’s and tells the story of three sisters living in a remote cabin. Two of the sisters Ingrid and Liv are tasked with caring for their very ill sister Ada. Ada coughs up blood and is covered in sores. Ingrid gladly looks after while it is clear that Liv fears her. The situation seems hopeless until a stranger arrives at their door.
Written by William Gillies, the film features dynamic acting. Rikke Haughem and Liam McMahon, along with Siri Meland and Nina Yndis give strong frightening performances. Desperate for answers and miracles, the sisters fight with their faith and each other for a hopeful outcome.
Who Goes There? is presented as part of the Small Gauge Trauma showcase at this year’s Fantasia Film Festival.