Archive of films Figs / Fikon
2012, 6 min
Two male bodies in a playful tussle, two male bodies in the shower. A possible memory of something that has passed. Without a doubt, a film with a strong sexual bang. Six minutes in the company of the two protagonists can sometimes say far more than an entire movie.
Two men are apparently fighting and we hear a voice describing what turns out to be a sexual encounter. This isn’t about romance, it’s more a sober allegory of cohabitation in meltdown. The film is completely open in its approach to sexuality, but it certainly doesn’t aim for an appealing style. Aided by an unsettling soundtrack, Figs suggests that the excitement has gone for both men, leaving depression in its wake. Despite its brevity, the film gives viewers enough space to reflect and instead of offering a clear solution it leaves them with unanswered questions.
About the director
Tony Cederteg (b. 1981, Vimmerby, Sweden) is a publisher and curator who established Libraryman, which specialises in photographic publications. He has also been making video clips and shorts since 2010. On his film Figs, premiered at the Rotterdam IFF, he comments: "I just wanted to make a normal film about two men having a simple relationship with each other, like everyone else – without having to categorise it.” He lives and works in Stockholm.
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About the film
|Dir. of Photography:||Mathias Sterner|
|Cast:||Jörgen Svensson, Cristopher Nying|