Cert 15 Stars 3

This bitingly chilly and warmly thrilling Second World War Norwegian drama is in the same vein as this year’s earlier and equally watchable, The Twelfth Man, as it’s based on a true story and is a punishing experience for the lead actor.

Young Sarah-Sofie Boussnina stars as the brave and resilient Jewish teenager Esther, on the run in occupied Norway in the icy cold of Nordic winter, or possibly the summer, and  in order to hide from the Nazis she disguises herself as a boy.