MADDEN tells a story about relating to your herd. About duty versus longing. About high-heeled shoes stepping in dung and heavy animal bodies thundering across a Scandinavian landscape. A forest of tall tree trunks between our protagonist and the outside world. We live in a time where self-fulfillment and individualism collide hard with the tradition of collectivity that life on a farm can entail. “Madden” explores what it’s like to be a young girl stuck in the gap between these two diametrically opposed choices.