Comedy Queen. SE 2021. Director: Sanna Lenken. Screenplay: Linn Gottfridsson. 94 min. Feature film. OV w/Eng. sub. Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 12.
Filmguest online: Actress Sigrid Johnson on 9.10.2022 at DFF Cinema
BERLINALE GENERATION KPLUS WINNER 2022: AS A COMEDIAN, SASHA WANTS TO PUT AN END TO HER SADNESS AND ANGER
Sasha is angry and has a plan. Due to her father being inconsolable ever since her mother has taken her own life. That must change, so Sasha makes a survival list. She doesn’t want to become like her mother. That’s why she cuts off her hair, no longer reads books anymore and doesn’t want to take care of anyone or anything. To make her father laugh again, the 12-year-old decides to become a stand-up comedian. Supported by family and friends she finally finds a way to deal with her own grief. With great sensibility, the film shows how humour can heal the wounds left by the sad loss of a parent. (JK)
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Sanna Lenken has studied at the Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and at the European Film College in Ebeltoft, Denmark. After several successful short films followed her feature film debut MIN LILLA SYSTER. The film was awarded at the Gothenburg Film Festival with the Audience Award and with the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale.