Feature Narrative / 72 min / 2016
Director: Anna Rose Holmer
Producer: Lisa Kjerulff
DP: Paul Yee
Production Designer: Charlotte Royer
WINNER Venice Biennale Cinema College
OFFICIAL SELECTION VENICE 2015 / SUNDANCE 2016 / NEW DIRECTORS NEW FILMS 2016
The Hollywood Reporter "a rough-diamond discovery"
Indiewire " a beguiling cinematic vision"
Eye for Film "★★★★"
Twitch Film "The craft of THE FITS is unparalleled. From Danny Bensi and Saunder Jurriaans' sparse and surprising score, Paul Yee's dense and gorgeous framing, to Charlotte Royer and Zachary Sheets' utterly specific design, to most importantly, the muscular and free performance of Royalty Hightower, the film ranks among the best to be released into the independent marketplace in the past half decade"
THE FITS is a psychological portrait of 11-year-old Toni—a tomboy assimilating to a tight-knit dance team in Cincinnati’s West End. Enamored by the power and confidence of this strong community of girls, Toni eagerly absorbs routines, masters drills, and even pierces her own ears to fit in. When a mysterious outbreak of fainting spells plagues the team, Toni’s desire for acceptance is twisted.