Archive of films Get Ready With Me / Get Ready With Me

2018, 29 min

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Year: 2019

When Lukas asks his students to shoot a short film about their lives, he has no idea what might happen. Indeed, timid Vendela’s movie launches a chain of ridicule, bullying, and accusations that even the teacher can’t escape. Get Ready With Me exposes the cruel nature of the present day, where a cellphone can be a weapon and likes mean everything.


When Lukas tells his students to shoot a short film for homework, he has no idea that timid Vendela’s first movie will upset the delicate balance in his classroom, where the topic of bullying has never come up. The girl wants to be a vlogger and will do anything to get more likes, and even Lukas can’t escape the battle that erupts. At a time when real life increasingly unfolds on social media, nobody is safe. Get Ready With Me uncovers the cruel reality of today’s adolescents, who often derive their self-worth from the success of their Instagram alter-egos. In their hands, a cellphone can easily become a devastating weapon with just one click.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Jonatan Etzler (b. 1988, Stockholm, Sweden). Filmography: Class Trip (2014, short), I Follow You (2015, short), Make a Wish (2016, short), The Less Fortunate (2017, short), Intercourse (2018, short), Get Ready With Me (2019, short)


Swedish Film Institute
Box 27126, S-102 52, Stockholm
Tel: +46 866 511 00
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About the film

Color, DCP
International premiere

Section: Future Frames: Generation NEXT of European Cinema
Director: Jonatan Etzler
Screenplay: Amanda Högberg, Axel Nygrem
Dir. of Photography: Nea Asphäll
Music: Andreas Ahlm
Editor: Robert Krantz
Art Director: Julia Tegström
Producer: Johan Lundström
Production: Stockholm University of the Arts
Coproduction: Ljud-och Bildmedia AB, Martin Steinberg AB
Cast: Shanti Roney, Miriam Benthe
Contact: Swedish Film Institute


Jonatan Etzler


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