Total Duration: 90 min approx. Next screening: Thursday 10/23, 1900 at SLOTTS
Premiered yesterday, 20th of October, this collection represents Swedish filmmakers. The films are as varied and the characters as divert as the background of the minds behind the camera.
These films are competing for the Best Swedish Short title. You can vote for your favorite after the next screening at the theater.
SEAT 26D (15 min)
First short is the story of a little boy and his stewardess mother at SAS, with her longing to be seated in the business class. This animated movie is based on real events.
Review (Spoiler Alert)
When I walked into the screening I had no idea that it was an animated feature. I couldn’t understand why the director, Karolina Brobäck, has made the choice of using slower frame rate that made everything go in slow motion. Even the makeup looked like as if they were painted to look like mannequins. At one point I thought that was an active choice to portray Scandinavian, and in particular Swedes, as introverts and not easy approachable, with cold walls and barriers around them. But later I did figure out that it was an animation. Read full review here.
DISTANCES / BORTROM (17 min)
Then we move on to the expats section in DISTANCES / BORTROM that sheds not so gratuitous light upon an immigrant parent and a second-generation child with disability.
After SEAT 26D another short-animation delivers emotional punches that people across the world endure in the name of love.
THE DOG WALKER / HUNDVAKTEN (14 min)
The next feature, tells the highly enjoyable, albeit sad, story of an elderly could-have-been Broadway star, Lars-Gunnar Persson & his dog.
EITHER-OR / ANTINGEN-ELLER (15 min)
A teenage sibling pair is center stage with some deep, but typical, unresolved childhood traumas.
LIFESTYLE (17 min)
And finally, one of my own favorite brings this package to a fantastic end.
It starts like a highly polished advertisement of a luxury product. It could be anything. A shiny car that is being washed meticulously. A house with floor to ceiling high one-piece glass sliding glass doors. A modernist designer house. Perfect smiles and hence teeth. Happily married picture-perfect couple. It keeps you guessing where the storyline is leading. Read full review here.