Archive of films Claes / Claes

Sweden
2010, 23 min

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
Year: 2011

The protagonist of the documentary by Swedish director Martina Carlstedt is pensioner Claes Swandberg who, in the total isolation of his solitary life, has an entirely unfounded fear of stepping outside his flat - his tidy home has become a prison. A minimalistic film portrait which demonstrates what loneliness can do to a person.


Synopsis

The protagonist of the documentary by young Swedish director Martina Carlstedt is pensioner Claes Swandberg, whose greatest wish is to finally make it to the nearby cinema. What if it rains? What if his sweater doesn’t match the shirt he is wearing? Probably better to stay in the safety of his own home and switch on the telly. In the total isolation of his solitary life, and out of an entirely unfounded fear of stepping outside his flat, Claes has turned his tidy home into a prison. With extreme sensitivity, this minimalistic film portrait captures Claes’s life and demonstrates just what loneliness can do to a person.

About the director

Martina Carlstedt (b. 1985, Stockholm) is a director, cinematographer, writer and photographer. She graduated in documentary filmmaking at Stockholm film school and studied psychology at Stockholm University; she is currently in her first year at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. Filmography: Taint (2006), Badet (2009), Claes (2010).

 


Contacts

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About the film

Color, DIGIBETA
International premiere

Section: Documentary Films - Competition
   
Director: Martina Carlstedt
Screenplay: Martina Carlstedt
Dir. of Photography: Martina Carlstedt
Editor: Britta Norell
Producer: Geir Hansteen Jörgensen
Contact: Swedish Film Institute

Guests

Martina Carlstedt

Film Director, Film Director

Britta Norell

Film Editor


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