Archive of films Eat Sleep Die / Äta sova dö

Sweden
2012, 104 min

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
Year: 2013

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.


Synopsis

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.

Contacts

The Yellow Affair
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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, DCP

Section: Variety's Ten Euro Directors to Watch
   
Director: Gabriela Pichler
Screenplay: Gabriela Pichler
Dir. of Photography: Johan Lundborg
Music: Andreas Svensson, Jonas Isaksson
Editor: Gabriela Pichler, Johan Lundborg
Producer: China Åhlander
Production: Anagram Film
Cast: Nermina Lukač, Milan Dragišić, Jonathan Lampinen, Peter Fält, Ružica Pichler
Contact: The Yellow Affair, Swedish Film Institute

Guests

China Åhlander

Producer

Karoliina Martikainen

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