Archive of films Miss Kicki / Miss Kicki

Sweden / Taiwan
2009, 88 min

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
Year: 2010

Recalling early Wim Wenders with its meandering tone and revealing searches across alien landscapes, a Swedish mother and son head to the Far East in search of their identities and new relationships. While Kicki drinks, Viktor explores Tapei and strikes up a friendship with a maybe-gay Taiwanese teen.


Synopsis

A Swedish mother and son head to the Far East in search of their identities and new relationships in this Taiwanese-Swedish co-pro. The pic recalls early Wim Wenders with its meandering tone and revealing searches across alien landscapes. After a 12-year stint in the United States, aging good-time girl Kicki is reunited with her emotionally shut-down teenage son, Viktor, in Sweden. In an effort to get reacquainted, Kicki invites him to join her on vacation in Taiwan. Kicki’s hidden agenda is that Taipei is also home to a businessman with whom she has been conducting an Internet romance. While Kicki drinks and procrastinates, Viktor explores the city and strikes up a friendship with a maybe-gay Taiwanese teen. The untangling of Viktor’s escapades compounds errors in Kicki’s own misadventures.

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

About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Variety Critics’ Choice: Europe Now!
   
Director: Håkon Liu
Screenplay: Alex Haridi
Dir. of Photography: Ari Willey
Music: Fredrik Viklund
Editor: Fredrik Morheden
Producer: Lizette Jonjic
Production: Migma West HB
Cast: Pernilla August, Ludwig Palmell, Huang He River, Eric Tsang, Tsai Chen-nan
Contact: Swedish Film Institute
   
www: www.misskicki.com

Guests

Håkon Liu

Film Director

Gunnar Almér

Film Institution Rep.


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