Emelie Wallgren, Ina Holmqvist, Sweden, 2010, 28'
Fourteen-year-old Swedish friends Angela and Arina discuss everything together: boys, school and their shared adoration of Bill Kaulitz, singer of German band Tokio Hotel. Now the two girls are planning a trip to Berlin, where there is a waxwork of Bill at Madame Tussauds. But the girlfriends have difficulty understanding that their families are more interested in their grades and their plans for the future. In an almost fly-on-the-wall way, Ina Holmqvist and Emelie Wallgren follow this pair of truly dedicated fans: teenage girls going through the period when you start to become a little grown up, although you still feel like a child. Trailer
Marcus Lindeen, Sweden, 2010, 58'
Orlando and Mikael go under the knife in hope of finding their true selves, only to realize that life on the other side isn’t as they had dreamed of. Now, well into their 60s, the two meet for the first time to talk about their lives as well as the one defining regret they both share: their sex change Trailer
I'm my own Dolly Parton
Jessica Nettelbladt, Sweden, 2011, 90'
"I'm my own Dolly Parton" depicts the music producer Gudrun Hauksdottir and singers Nina Persson (A Camp, Cardigans), Cecilia Nordlund, Lotta Wenglén and Helena Josefsson who, inspired by Dolly Parton’s strength to go her own way and defy the pressure to conform, are ready to take on whatever challenges life throws at them. It is a thought-provoking and inspirational journey about taking yourself seriously, listening to your heart and having the courage to make your dreams come true. Trailer
Bye Bye C'est Fini
Tora Martens, Sweden / Brazil, 2008. 14'
Who says the fun stops just because you get older? Not for the 73-year-old Lina Merceis, who leisurely strolls the beaches of Rio de Janeiro by day and entertains scores of young lovers by night. Unrestricted by the traditions of monogamous relationships or marriage, Lina's carefree lifestyle disproves preconceptions on aging.
(The importance of) Hair
Christina Höglund, Sweden, 2010, 20’
What would happen to you if you suddenly lost your outer appearance? The film examines that question, and look at the fear and sadness of those who lost their hair and their identity.
It’s just the hair - but what if your personality is more in the skin and your output than you thought? A film about panic, grief and fear to lose the one you love. And worse, about losing yourself.