Applaus movie synopsis: Critically acclaimed, alcoholic actress Thea Barfoed has gone through turmoil, resulting in a divorce and the loss of custody of her two boys. Eager to break with the past, regain control over her life, and get her children back, she uses charm and manipulation to persuade her ex-husband, Christian, that she is ready and able to take back the mantle of motherhood; but ironically, she has not completely convinced herself. On stage, Thea plays Martha, the aggressive and wounded wife in Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Off stage, the actress is mixed up in a drama that has many of the same tragic, toxic ingredients. As Thea contends with the rigorous demands of stage life and a past that haunts her, she must face her inner demons. But what both she and her family both know is that Thea is Thea, a prima donna better suited to acting her heart out than living an ordinary life.
The film was released in Denmark on September 25, 2009. World Wide Motion Pictures Corporation has acquired the North American distribution rights, and a release has been set for December 3, 2010 in New York and Los Angeles.
- Official movie site: Applause
- Watch the trailer below!