The Unpromised land (2018)

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The Unpromised land (2018)

Genre: Fiction, drama

Längd: est 85 min
Regi: Victor Lindgren
Producent: Therese Höberg
Produktion: Bautafilm AB

Finansiering: The Swedish Film Institute, Film i Västerbotten, SVT

Sabina has traveled from Romania to the small Swedish town Holmsund with her Roma brothers. They work in a garage and Sabina is looking for a job. Elin, born and raised in Holmsund, is in the church singing at the graduation ceremony. A summer is about to start and Sabina will get to know Elin. Together they will revolt against the old ways and find something new in each other. At the same time the society around them collapses in fear and Elin’s dad becomes insane by sorrow. Because there is a madness in the Swedish idyll.
The film is a urgent contemporary story about the friendship between teenage girls in the shadowland of the Swedish debate on immigration and EU migrants. A story that portrays daily life in a small northern town where the locals share the EU migrants longing for a more hopeful future.