When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and... See full summary »
It's almost summer in Sweden and minor indiscretions and misbehavior abound. Leffe likes to show off for his friends and play salacious pranks, especially when he's drinking. Meanwhile, a ... See full summary »
A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession.
Rille, an ostracized and bullied teenager, who only excels in the ping pong room, descends into a life-and-death struggle with his younger, more popular brother when the truth about their father surfaces during their spring break.
When Emma meets Cassandra, they initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges. Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma can't resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. Written by
Swedish screenwriter and director Lisa Aschan's feature film debut which she co-wrote with Swedish screenwriter Josefine Adolfsson was shot on location in Gothenburg, Sweden. It premiered at the 34th Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2011, was screened in the Generation 14Plus section at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011 and is a Swedish production which was produced by Swedish producer Helene Lindholm. It tells the story about Emma, a young woman who lives in an apartment with her father and her younger sister Sara. After being selected for the Voltige art riding team, Emma befriends her teammate Cassandra. Cassandra welcomes Emma to the team and helps her with her training, but as they grow closer Cassandra begins to challenge Emma and their friendship evolves into a fierce competition.
Acutely and precisely directed by Swedish filmmaker Lisa Aschan, this finely paced fictional tale which is narrated mostly from the protagonist's point of view, draws an intimate portrayal of a competitive friendship between two female teenagers that leads into a power struggle. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions, the fine production design by Swedish production designer Kia Nordqvist and cinematography by cinematographer Linda Wassberg, this character-driven and incisive coming-of-age tale which examines themes like family relations, friendship, childhood crush and identity, depicts a condensed study of character and contains an efficient score by Finnish composer and musician Sami Sänpäkkilä.
This mindful psychological drama about a young woman's discovery of her own identity, is impelled and reinforced by it's stringent narrative structure and the understated and intuitive acting performances by Swedish actresses Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin and Isabella Lindquist in their debut feature film roles. A commendable directorial debut which gained, among other awards, the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film Lisa Aschan and the FIPRESCI Prize at the 34th Gothenburg International Film Festival in 2011, a Special Mention from the Youth Jury Generation 14Plus at the 61st Berlin International Film Festival in 2011 and the Guldbagge Award for Best Film at the 47th Guldbagge Awards in 2012.
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