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Swedish screenwriter, cinematographer and director Kjell-Åke Andersson's ninth feature film which was written by Swedish screenwriter Pia Gradvall, is an adaptation of an autobiographical novel from 2007 by Swedish author Åsa Lindeborg. It premiered in the Open Zone section at the 24th Stockholm International Film Festival in 2013, was shot on locations in Sweden and is a Swedish production which was produced by Swedish producer Franzy Suntinger. It tells the story about a five-year-old girl named Lisa who lives in a six-story building in a town in Sweden with her mother named Katja and her father named Hasse.
Distinctly and precisely directed by Swedish filmmaker Kjell-Åke Andersson, this quietly paced fictional tale which is narrated mostly from the two main characters' viewpoints, draws a consistently heartrending and reflective portrayal of a Swedish daughters' relationship with her father who is an industrial worker and who often has disputes with his boss whom he thinks is exploiting him. While notable for its naturalistic and atmospheric milieu depictions, reverent cinematography by cinematographer Jonas Alarik, production design by production designer Ulrika von Vegesack, costume design by costume designer Cilla Rörby and use of sound, colors and light, this dialog-driven and narrative-driven story where a child asks her father what a proletarian is after having listened to her politically involved mother's conversation with some friends, depicts two humane studies of character and contains a great and timely score by composers Gaute Storaas and Nicko Röhlcke.
This retrospectively political, somewhat historic and mindfully conversational drama which is set in Sweden in the late 20th century and where a father secretly tells his daughter that they are communists and one day they will travel to Cuba with his boat, is impelled and reinforced by its cogent narrative structure, substantial character development, subtle continuity, atmospheric realism, gracefully gripping scenes between Lisa and Hasse and the authentic and understated acting performances by Swedish actor Mikael Persbrandt and Swedish actresses Ida Engvoll, Saga Samuelsson, Ping Mon Valén and Tanja Lorentzon. A calmly cinematographic, dense and heart-shaped narrative feature.
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