Lida is 81 years old and lives in a dying Swedish settlement in Eastern Ukraine. While she and her little sister Maria were in a Soviet labor camp in Siberia in the 50ties, Lida gave birth to her son Arvid. She has not seen Arvid since 1976, who now lives in St.Petersburg. Maria has, since their release from the camp, stayed in Siberia. The two sisters haven’t seen each other since.
Lida and Maria are two of only six remaining speakers of the Old Swedish language, a soon to be extinct language dating from the 1800s.
Katja Adomeit/Adomeit Film
Director of Photography
Philip Nicolai Flindt
With Support From
Eurimages, The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute
Jury Price at Tempo Documentary Festival, 2018
International competition Visions du Réel, 2017
Nominated for Nordic: Dox Award, CPH:DOX, 2017
Docudays UA, 2018
Bergamo Film Meeting, 2018
Tempo Documentary Festival, 2018
Göteborg Film Festival, 2018
Visions du Réel, 2017
Riga International Film Festival, 2017