Film Archive

Kids DOK 2016
Lachek, I Am Mean Fateme Gosheh

Even though Rokia lives in Sweden her father wants her to wear a veil. But she loses it while playing. What will her father say?

Lachek, I Am Mean

Animated Film
Sweden
2016
11 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Fateme Gosheh
Fateme Gosheh
Richard Azar
Fateme Gosheh
Faramarz Gosheh
Fateme Gosheh
Fateme Gosheh
Faramarz Gosheh
Even though Rokia lives in Sweden her father wants her to wear a veil. But she loses it while playing. What will her father say?

Livingroom

Documentary Film
Sweden
2016
29 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Martina Carlstedt
Martina Carlstedt
Jonathan Lewald
Martina Carlstedt
Britta Norell
Martina Carlstedt, Britta Norell
Claes Lundberg
Martina Carlstedt arranges a puzzle of avowals and confessions of protagonists who have one thing in common: they are over 60. They have left beauty, success and love affairs behind. Their living rooms, tastefully furnished havens, panoramas filled with detail, are testimonies to the lives they have lived. The interviews with the women (frank) and men (more taciturn) are also a kind of soul-searching: what was? What’s to come? Everyone keeps to themselves, unable to team up with someone else. But this doesn’t necessarily mean they’re unhappy.

Cornelia Klauß
We Are Hip Hop 2016
Martha & Niki Tora Mkandawire Mårtens

Give it up for Martha and Niki! The two win one street dance battle after the other and even end up the first female team to win the world championship.

Martha & Niki

Documentary Film
Sweden
2015
92 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Kicki Halmos, Per Egland, Red Wood, Kalle Bäccman, Andreas Unge
Erik Vallsten, Niklas Nyberg, Senay Berhe, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens, Therese Elfström
Tora Mkandawire Mårtens
Give it up for Martha and Niki! The two win one street dance battle after the other and even end up the first female team to win the world championship. Once on top, however, they run out of steam and the big questions afterwards about who you are and where you want to go raise their heads. Martha in particular is overcome by a feeling that she’s in the wrong place. The film tells of the balance between having one’s head in the clouds and keeping one’s feet on the ground and about how hard it is to really get there.

Kim Busch
International Programme 2016
Reflections Sara Broos

A 1968 Swedish picture book idyll, the mother a successful painter, the daughters model children. A delicate reflection about inner abysses and family, art and bulimia.

Reflections

Documentary Film
Sweden
2016
76 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sara Broos
Sara Broos
Pelle Ossler
Billie Mintz Hampus Linder
Sara Broos
Peter Mettler, Esteban Rivera
Sara Broos
Patrik Strömdahl
“There’s a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” These lyrics by Leonard Cohen quoted by Sara Broos in her film outline the fragile self image she shares with her mother. And yet all her life her mother has been unreachable. The successful Swedish painter Karin Broos has built a bulwark of domestic routine, perfect make-up and above all her photorealist paintings against chaos, against her dark thoughts. Her three daughters, too, became motifs in her paintings which resemble frozen moments.

If Sara now directs and films her mother it’s still bound to remain an approach only. But her stylised images in which the Swedish picture book idyll always hints at its own shadows are like the surface of a dark pond, mirroring what the two women share. Interweaving diary entries, photos and narrow-gauge films from the family archive she creates the double portrait of two women whose severity against themselves takes both mother and daughter through long years of bulimia. A poetic reflection about melancholy and the quest for inner freedom, but above all about the relationship between art and life.

Lars Meyer
International Competition Animadoc (2015-2017) 2016
The Bus Trip Sarah Gampel

Driving through Israel in a bus full of film students – a great opportunity. But Sarah’s attempts to learn more about the occupied territories and discuss the Palestinian conflict isolate her from the group.

2016

The Bus Trip

Animadoc
Sweden
2016
14 minutes
subtitles: 
English

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Sarah Gampel
Sarah Gampel
Rickard Age, Patric Simmerud
Sarah Gampel, Teitur Ardal
Sarah Gampel
Sarah Gampel
Sarah Gampel
Mikael Månsson
Driving through Israel in a bus full of film students – a great opportunity. But Sarah’s attempts to learn more about the occupied territories and discuss the Palestinian conflict isolate her from the group. She starts a dialogue with her dead father instead, a Polish Jew who fled the anti-Semitic campaigns of the early 1970s and went to Sweden. The animated reflections are superimposed over the documentary images through which a journey into family history becomes visible.

Lars Meyer


Nominated for Young Eyes Film Award