‘I was born high’ Monalisa recalls, whose mother was a drug addict. Monalisa is now a mom and a drug addict as well, even though it was the last thing she ever wanted. She falls deeply in love with Frederik and starts believing that there might be a light at the end of the tunnel – even for her. The documentary film Monalisa Story follows Monalisa for eight years and tells her story, where she struggles to get out of her heroine addiction and back to a normal life. Through careful curiosity and with great respect for the dignity of Monalisa, the film gets very close to Monalisa through the good and the bad times.
Monalisa Story is both the story of a person’s life-history, and also a film document from a reality, many people are living in and even more people are completely ignoring.