KNOCKING (2020) Swedish thriller set to premiere at Sundance

‘Everyone needs to be heard’

Knocking is a 2020 Swedish film about a young woman who leaves a psychiatric ward after recovering from a nervous breakdown. Soon, she begins to hear mysterious knocking sounds in her apartment.

Directed by Frida Kempff from a screenplay written by Emma Broström, the Läsk production stars Cecilia Milocco, Ville Virtanen, Meliz Karlge, Albin Grenholm and Kristofer Kamiyasu.


A young woman who has just experienced a traumatic incident is unnerved by a haunting knocking sound from upstairs in her new apartment building. As the noises become more desperate and increasingly sound like cries for help, she confronts her neighbours, but it seems no one else can hear them.

In an unsettling quest for truth, Molly soon realises that no one believes her, and begins to question if she even believes herself – a realisation that is perhaps even more chilling…


Knocking will premiere virtually at the Sundance Festival as part of the Midnight selection on January 29th at 9 pm PT/10 pm MT and January 31st at 7 am PT/8 pm MT. Buy tickets

Cast and characters:

Cecilia Milocco … Molly
Ville Virtanen … Kaj
Meliz Karlge … Police
Albin Grenholm … Per
Kristofer Kamiyasu … Kristoffer
Emil Almén … Police
Bengt Braskered … Florist
Alexander Salzberger … Atif
Bill Hugg … Mover
Naida Ragimova … Yasmine
Charlotta Åkerblom … Judith
Tobias Almborg … Mover
Christina Indrenius-Zalewski … Anna
Karin Holmberg … Emergency operator (voice)
Anders Johannisson … Doctor

Technical details:

78 minutes
Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

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Teaser trailer:


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