Would you run away with your group therapy crew? Erika is pushed by her partner to go to therapy after a traumatic birth experience results in a deep depression that rips her life apart. Everyone in the group seems like a weirdo until one says something that helps Erika open up and inspires her to address her problems by becoming an entirely different person. They check into a hotel to do this role-playing gone psychiatric, and danger seeps in when they realize they really don’t know each other at all. Thank god the film is Swedish; Americans are way too uptight for this scenario to play out in any way that’s worth watching. (DANIELLE HENDERSON)
Hotell plays today at the SIFF Cinema Uptown at 6:30 pm.
Check out the rest of our recommended SIFF films for today right here.