Archive of films The Stockholm Syndrome / Stockholmssyndromet
2002, 9 min
Section: Documentary Films in Competition
A highly subjective documentary, originally presented in an explosive mosaic of the director’s contradictory emotions, stirring experiences and tormenting obsessions, which pays tributes to the populous Swedish metropolis.
A tragicomic mini-story about how the big city occupies and, at the same time, enriches one of the many human souls it finds there; it also describes this person’s attempts to free himself from his own obsessions. The director, an eccentric commentator on the events around him, rides his bike through the streets of Stockholm and, in the role of a pensive opponent of death, argues with his dead father by means of a decaying skull. This mosaic of ambivalent emotions, an original work incorporating the use of animation, above all pays tribute to the populous Swedish metropolis.
About the director
Carl Johan De Geer (b.1938, Canada), photographer, writer and filmmaker, studied at the College of Arts, Crafts and Design in Stockholm (1959-1963). His speciality is making extremely low-budget films. Filmography: Buljong (1995), Lögn (1996), I remember Lena Svedberg (Jag minns Lena Svedberg, 1998, doc.), Grandmother, Hitler and I (Mormor, Hitler och jag, 2001, doc.), The Stockholm Syndrome (Stockholmssyndromet, 2002, doc.).
About the film
Black & white, 35 mm
|Section:||Documentary Films in Competition|
|Director:||Carl Johan De Geer|
|Screenplay:||Carl Johan De Geer|
|Dir. of Photography:||Carl Johan De Geer|
|Editor:||Thomas Täng, SFK|
|Production:||Bokomotiv - De Geer and Olsson AB|