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Festival (2001)

17 years old Lina goes to the Arvika Festival with her boyfriend Calle despite that her mother forbade her. At the festival she meets the singer Marc and they start to like each other but things are getting difficult.

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Karl Johan Larsson
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ebba Hultkvist Ebba Hultkvist ... Lina
Jesper Salén ... Calle
Martin Aliaga Martin Aliaga ... Marc
Ralph Carlsson ... Calle's father
Källa Bie Källa Bie ... Milla
Sverrir Gudnason ... Lukas
David Boati David Boati ... Ola
Yankho Kamwendo Yankho Kamwendo ... Theo
Cary Ylitalo ... Bill
Catherine Hansson Catherine Hansson ... Lina's mother
Gustaf Molin Gustaf Molin ... Man in tent
Jens Eriksson Jens Eriksson ... Guard
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Josefine Abrahamsson Josefine Abrahamsson ... Groupie
Emanuella Alex Emanuella Alex ... Groupie 2
Mathias Alstadsäter Mathias Alstadsäter ... Trouble maker
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17 years old Lina goes to the Arvika Festival with her boyfriend Calle despite that her mother forbade her. At the festival she meets the singer Marc and they start to like each other but things are getting difficult.

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Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

16 February 2001 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Фестиваль See more »

Filming Locations:

Arvika, Värmlands län, Sweden

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Producer Karl Johan made a cameo as an reporter See more »

Soundtracks

Sister Surround
Lyrics and Music Composed by Ebbot Lundberg, Mattias Bärjed
Performed by The Soundtrack of Our Lives
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A mediocre youth film
1 February 2003 | by Exiled_ArchangelSee all my reviews

This film lacks the depth of Swedish films, and feels American rather than European almost throughout. Except for the apparent fact that a beauty like Ebba Hultkvist only exists in Sweden :-) The younger you are, the more you would enjoy this film. I haven't seen many festival films, and I'm still at the age to go to a festival of that nature so I did fancy watching the film, and I certainly don't think it deserves a rating of 4 although most people seem to think that way. I gave it a 7/10.

There are some scenes that are extremely exaggerated, especially the scene with Lina stealing her mom's car and driving into the crowd. A teen girl wouldn't drive the car so brutally. And the scene with the "easy" girl running into the arms of Lina's boyfriend for instant sex. That just doesn't happen in real life. Or if anyone knows a girl like that, you know how to reach me :-)

This film made me feel in a way similar to how I feel with the Tsatsiki series. As a keen follower of the Swedish cinema, I think this one does not really fit right into the Swedish film phenomenon. It's not a bad one, but just an average one. I could put in the same "class" as 99% of the movies made in Hollywood.

If you guys fancy films revolving around teens/young people, and fancy more depth, I recommend Panna Nikt. Not as "enchanting" as this one, but better than this one by all means. I recommend this movie only to those in their early 20's and younger.


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