Archive of films For You Naked / För dig naken
2012, 74 min
Section: Documentary Films - Competition
This sensitively filmed, non-traditional love story takes the viewer through all the ups and downs of a relationship between one of the most well-regarded Scandinavian painters, Lars Lerin, and a young Brazilian dancer named Manoel, for whom the trite cliché about "love moving mountains” takes on absolute validity.
The main character of Swedish director Sara Broos’s documentary is her godfather and close family friend Lars Lerin, one of Scandinavia’s most highly regarded modern painters. After a complicated period during which the extravagant artist pushed back waves of anxiety by overindulging in alcohol and pills (ultimately entering an abuse program), he focused on finding the love of his life. Via the internet he becomes intrigued by a young Brazilian dancer named Manoel, who flies to Sweden to see him. But due to the language barrier, age difference, and the Swedish artist’s frequent doubts, their relationship doesn’t appear very hopeful. This sensitive record of an untraditional love story takes the viewer through all the ups and downs of a relationship between two people from entirely different backgrounds for whom the tired old cliché of love moving mountains acquires absolute currency.
About the director
Sara Broos (b. 1977, Hagfors, Sweden) has produced and directed short films, video installations, and documentaries. At present she primarily works on highly personal films, sometimes with experimental forms. She also lectures in screenwriting and curatorship in Sweden’s contemporary art center, the Alma Löv Museum. Her feature-length documentary debut For You Naked was named Best Swedish Documentary at the Göteborg film festival. Her short film Time to Be took an award in 2006 from the Cosmic Zoom short film festival in Copenhagen. Selected filmography: Time to Be (2005), Roadside (2006), Shooting Star (2007), Scenes from the Countryside (2008), For You Naked (2012), Reflections (2013, in production).
About the film
|Section:||Documentary Films - Competition|
|Dir. of Photography:||Sara Broos|
Film Director / Producer, Film Director / Producer