Danish film “Applause” by Martin Pieter Zandvliet deals with subjects of alcohol and actor (in this case actress), life’s reality and actor’s fantasy, says Dubravka Lakic, programme selector. A brilliant Danish diva Paprika Steen plays a lead role and many say she delivered a role of a lifetime. She plays Thea, a remarkable theatrical actress, but a bad mother and a disappointing wife, a woman dependant on receiving applause each night after a show and heavily addicted to alcohol. While absolutely radiating in “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” in private life she is a desperate woman who fights for custody over children, gradually realizing she will never be “just a mom”. Director’s choice to give a documentary approach to the story presents, along with Steen’s superb acting, essential quality ingredient of this film.