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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Sommaren

Fortnight 1995, Feature film, 1h52

Synopsis

Torun has gone on vacation with her sister Ellen to Skagen, on Denmark’s Atlantic coast. Ellen is supposed to look after her sister’s children. On a hot afternoon, Torun is having a nap. Ellen, gone to the beach with the children, drowses off for a couple of minutes. Little Melker dies. How does one grieve over the lost life of a child? Isn’t Torun right when she says that tears are too simple a way out? We follow this family for a year. Mikael realises that Torun wants him to punish her for Melker’s death. But how on earth can he, a loving husband, get himself to do such a thing? And Torun pursues her search for punishment – often with other men and not often with any joy or success…

Director

Kristian Petri

He studied philosophy and British literature and started as a writer with The First Room and wrote three books. He writes for the paper Expressen and Dagens Nyheter, the most important Swiss paper. He worked for radio and directed many documentaries for TV. In 1988, he made his first short film, Rocket Garedn. Two short films he made were shown at the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes: Une histoire du temps passé en 1991 et La Fissure en 1992. Sommaren was his first feature film.

Allan Svensson
Christopher Järredal-Antoniou
Gunilla Röör
Jane Friedmann
Lena Nilsson
Markus Johansson
Samuel Fröler

Screenplay
Stig Larsson, Kristian Petri

Image
Srefan Kullänger

Sound
Klas Engström

Editing
Lasse Summanen

Music
Twice A Man

Set decoration
Charles Koroly

Production : Götafilm AB, Göteborg, Suède Venteà l’étranger : Christa Saredi World Sales, Zürich, Suisse

Title in Original Version : Entre deux étés