Archive of films The Girl / Flickan

Sweden
2009, 98 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2009

Set in the early 1980s, during a rural Swedish summer, this beautifully crafted feature excels at depicting the private realms kids stealthily create when free of adult supervision as its unnamed heroine finds a way to get rid of her feckless aunt and take care of herself while her parents are away.


Synopsis

More apt to be appreciated by adults than by kids, The Girl offers a haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude that brings to mind resonant mood pieces such as Lynne Ramsay’s Ratcher and Dorota Kedzierzawska’s The Crows. Set in the early 1980s, during a rural Swedish summer, this beautifully crafted feature excels at depicting the private realms kids stealthily create when free of adult supervision. Not quite 10, the unnamed heroine (Blanca Engström) is a solemn, freckle-faced waif who finds a way to get rid of her feckless aunt and take care of herself while her parents travel to Africa. The girl is a loner and a dreamer, repelled by the fleshiness, physical desires and vices she views in the adult domain. Most at ease with neighborhood outcast Ola (Vidar Fors), the girl confides her secrets as they explore the forest and hayloft.

Contacts

Swedish Film Institute
Box 27126, S-102 52, Stockholm
Sweden
Tel: +46 866 511 00
Fax: +46 866 118 20
E-mail: uof@sfi.se
www: www.sfi.se

Delphis Films
, H2W 1M5, Montreal, Quebec
Canada
Tel: + 1 514 843 3355, +1 514 843 9574
E-mail: xiai@delphisfilms.com
www: www.delphisfilms.com

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Fredrik Edfeldt
Screenplay: Karin Arrhenius
Dir. of Photography: Hoyte van Hoytema
Music: Mad Planet, Dan Berridge
Editor: Bernhard Winkler
Producer: David Olsson
Production: ACNE Film AB
Cast: Blanca Engström, Shanti Rooney, Annika Hallin, Tova Magnusson Norling, Vidar Fors
Contact: Swedish Film Institute, Delphis Films

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