Frida Kempff (2015)

A physician returns to Stockholm after a stint with Doctors Without Borders. Her mom wants her to move back home. Her friend advises her to start a family, sooner rather than later, since motherhood is the meaning of life. Does Susanna need kids to feel settled and whole? What if her life’s purpose is her career?

Info & Credits

Directed by
Frida Kempff
Erik Andersson, David Herdies
Niels Thastum, Pia Lehto, Camilla Skagerström, Tobias Höiem-Flyckt, Sophie Winqvist
Erik Andersson
Sound design & Mix
Thomas Jæger
Documentary, 13 min short film
With support from
The Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin

Awards and nominations

Nominated to Startsladden at Göteborg Film Festival
Nominated to best Nordic Short, Nordisk Panorama

Festivals in selection

Austin Film Festival, USA, in competition
Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden
Hot Docs, Toronto, Canada, in competition
Kyiv International Film Festival, Ukraine
Guanajuato International Film Festival, Mexico, in competition
Lilla Filmfestivalen, Båstad, Sweden
Nordisk Panorama, Malmö, Sweden