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My father the blackbird
Director:Kristina Levin, Finn Vinter
Screenplay: Kristina Levin, Finn Vinter
Photography: Kristina Levin
Sdition: Kristina Levin, Finn Vinter, Axel Danielson
Sound: Dan Brännvall, Kristoffer Ramstrand
Music: Kenny Karlsson, Niclas Peterson, Tom Lindström
Producers: Kristina Levin, Finn Vinter

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Tuesday 7th - 21:30
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Saturday 11th - 12:30
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Men pappa då! (My father the blackbird)

Kristina Levin, Finn Vinter
29' / 2012 / Sweden
Swedish
English and spanish subtitled

Audience vote 7.29

This film traces Finn's attempts to heal the wounds his father's suicide caused his entire family. Twelve years ago, Håkan hanged himself in their summer cottage. Finn talks to his mother and sister, he tries to understand his own thoughts and emotions by reminiscing about the days right after his father's death. He wonders whether the image he has of his dad has become his own creation – whether they are one and the same person–. The resemblance is striking between Finn and the man in the old family pictures. Many tears flow, not least Finns own, but humor and laughter are never far away.

Main Festivals & Awards

Gothemburg international Film Festival 2012
Tempo Documentary Festival 2012
IDFA 2012, The Netherlands

Director's Biography

Kristina Levin and Finn Vinter have studied a documentary course together at Linköpings University, Norrköping, Sweden. Kristina has also studied cultural studies. In 2011 they created åt Skogen produktion, a production company, together with a couple of friends. Through the company they have made some commercials and informational films. My Father, the Blackbird is their first real film. Besides making films, Finn works at a warehouse and likes windsurf, Kristina likes to paint and is looking for a nice job.

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