SE 2018. D: Gabriela Pichler. 110 min. Fiction. Swe. OV with Eng. ST. and German voice-over
Suitable from age 12. Recommended from age 13

Except for the yearly Western festival, the Swedish town Lafors is fairly quiet. When the town tries to attract investors through a unusual promotion video, the town’s youth is bound to add an individual touch. The bored friends Dana and Aida have been hoping and waiting for something like this! They produce their version of Lafors and soon realize that their image of the town does not find approval in the adults. Gabriel Pichler weaves a tale of the active participation in society and immigration into an odd filmic universe and displays a humorous plea for the freedom of speech. (CS)

Filmfest München 2018, Tribeca FF 2018, Göteborg FF 2018: Winner »Dragon Award« for »Best Nordic Film«, Seattle IFF 2018: Nomination »New Directors Competition«

FRI, 21.9. | 9 am | Kino des Deutschen Filmmuseums
By prior appointment: LUCAS FILM FORUM

WED, 26.9. | 8.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Casting Director Archana Khanna

THU, 27.9. | 10.30 am | CineStar Metropolis
Guest: Casting Director Archana Khanna



Gabriela Pichler (*1980 in Huddinge, Sweden) had her debut in 2012 with ÄTA SOVA DÖ at the Venice Film Festival and won the »Audience Award« of the International Film Critic’s Week. Her films combine humour and social criticism with outstanding amateur casts.

Filmography (Selection)
2018 AMATÖRER | 2012 ÄTA SOVA DÖ | 2008 SKRAPSÅR (short film) | 2008 TOVA & TESS – KING & QUEEN OF THE WORLD (short film) | 2007 LEDA (short film) | 2004 NÅNGÅNG (short film)