Golden Dawn Girls


Scotiabank Theatre 3 Tue, May 1, 2018 8:30 PM
Scotiabank Theatre 3 Thu, May 3, 2018 12:45 PM
TIFF Lightbox 2 Sun, May 6, 2018 12:45 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Norway
Premiere Status:North American Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:World Showcase
Film Subjects:Her Story
Immigration, Multiculturalism & Refugees
Populism & the Rise of the Right
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Håvard Bustnes
Producer(s):Christian Falch
Håvard Bustnes
Executive Producer(s):Nick Broomfield
Editor(s):Anders Teigen
Writer(s):Håvard Bustnes
Lars K. Andersen
Cinematography:Lars Skree
Viggo Knudsen
Composer:Jonas Colstrup
Sound:Håkon Lammetun


When the key male leaders of Greece’s far-right political party, Golden Dawn, are imprisoned for organized criminal activity, the task of leadership falls on the shoulders of a daughter, a wife and a mother. Together this fiercely poised and unsettling trio are entrusted with the leadership of the party and continuation of its ultranationalist, far-right political agenda, which has been described as neo-Nazi, fascist and anti-globalist, although the group rejects these labels. As the party prepares for the upcoming elections, director Håvard Bustnes gains access to their secret chambers and meetings and the women aggressively attempt to control the filming, as if expecting Bustnes to become their personal propagandist. But when the women call “cut,” he leaves the camera rolling and we gain exceptional insight into the dark side of this political party, revealing an ever-widening gulf between facts and political image-making. Heather Haynes

Additional Information

NOW - 3 Stars

NOW - "10 must-see films about politics"

She Does the City - "10 Powerful, timely, weird & wonderful films you should check out at Hot Docs 2018"

She Does the City - "#HOTDOCS25 Must See: Golden Dawn Girls is a cautionary tale about the fragility of democracy"