Directed by: Martin Zandvliet
Run time: 84 minutes
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Even though you can’t tell, I’m actually a good motherPaprika Steen plays Thea, a famous theatre actress fresh from a stint in alcohol rehabilitation who is eager to regain at least partial custody of her two young sons.
“Applause” intercuts the tense drama of her troubled present with flashbacks to Thea's triumphant starring turn as the drunken Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf”. To say that Paprika Steen commands this film is no exaggeration. She is in every scene, with Thea’s drink-ravaged face often shot in unforgiving close-up. Equally self-absorbed and self-aware, Steen’s Thea is a force of nature.