This Friday, our short film Dear Kid by Frida Kempff won the short film competition 1 Km Film at Stockholm International Film Festival. Congratulations to Frida Kempff, and thanks to the amazing team!
The nomination reads: “This years 1km film scholarship goes to a director who believes in the power of the image, her scenes achieve a fine balance between mystery and emotion. Small details in her film bear great importance, the observant viewer is rewarded with complex characters undergoing a stormy inner drama.”
Happy news for all friends in USA and Canada! Our film Winter Buoy, by Frida Kempff, is now available on Netflix. Follow the guardian angels of a unique Toronto public health initiative, tirelessly helping a group of pregnant women battling addiction, begin recovery and start a new life.
Wonderful news from Chicago! Momento Film’s MADRE, directed by Simón Mesa Soto won a Live Action Gold Hugo in the short film category. We congratualte Simón and the whole team.
Motivation: “Madre is a powerful portrayal of the emotional trauma and desperation of a teenage girl exploited by the porn industry. The film masterfully depicts the innocence and the desperation of the young girl, her inner pain, and the brutality of the business with a subtle quiet intimate approach, (and minimal use of actors and settings) through beautiful cinematography that moves from brightness towards darkness as the film concludes with the girl’s moments of realization. For this we award the Gold Hugo to Madre by Simon Mesa Soto.” http://www.chicagofilmfestival.com/52nd-festival-award-winners
Our documentary Fragility by director Ahang Bashi had it’s Swedish theater premiere September 6th and has since received an overwhelming response. It got top reviews by several major news papers and radioshows, below are links to some of them. If you missed the movie on cinema it will be screened at SVT early 2017.
6/6in Svenska Dagbladet. “Alla, absolut alla, bör se den här filmen” (in Swedish) 5/5in Kulturnytt, P1, Swedish Radio. “Skörheten är en fantastisk film” (in Swedish) 5/5in Göteborgsposten. “Häpnadsväckande och välgörande” (in Swedish) 4/5 in Sydsvenskan. “Jag har aldrig tidigare sett den psykiska ohälsan skildrad så naken och autentisk” (in Swedish)