Archive of films Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö
2012, 104 min
Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
A hard-working Muslim girl in the Swedish sticks is made redundant in Eat Sleep Die from tyro helmer Pichler. Montenegro-born newcomer Lukač is magnetic as the no-nonsense lead, and Pichler, who also wrote and co-edited, forges an engaging narrative out of the sociorealist mini-tragedies that befall her characters.
A hard-working Muslim girl in the Swedish sticks is made redundant in Eat Sleep Die from tyro helmer Gabriela Pichler. Montenegro- -born newcomer Nermina Lukač is magnetic as the no-nonsense lead, and Pichler, who also wrote and co-edited, forges an engaging narrative out of the sociorealist mini-tragedies that befall her characters. The only identifiably Islamic element about the smoking, boozing, zaftig twentysomething and fluent Swedish-speaker Raša Abdulahović (Lukač), is her name. As the narrative follows her meandering path to a new job and her loving relationship with her ill father (Milan Dragišić), Lukač turns Raša into a vivacious, credible presence. Assembly is appropriately gritty. Winner, Audience Award, Critics Week, Venice Film Festival; Best New Narrative, AFI Festival; Swedish Guldbagge for Best Film, Best Direction, Best Script and Best Actress.
About the director
Gabriela Pichler (b. 1980, Huddinge, Sweden) was born to an Austrian father and Bosnian mother. She left her job in a cookie factory to attend the School of Film Directing in Göteborg. Her graduation short Scratches (Skrapsår, 2008) won a national film prize as well as Best Film at the Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary. Her films focus on social class and cultural identity while searching for authenticity and the unexpected in everyday life. They also often incorporate amateur actors. Eat Sleep Die marks her first feature.
About the film
|Section:||Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch|
|Dir. of Photography:||Johan Lundborg|
|Music:||Andreas Svensson, Jonas Isaksson|
|Editor:||Gabriela Pichler, Johan Lundborg|
|Cast:||Nermina Lukač, Milan Dragišić, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält, Ružica Pichler|
|Contact:||The Yellow Affair, Swedish Film Institute|