Sofia, Hedvig and Maja were still children when their mother decided to end her life. For over ten years, the director Malmqvist has observed and listened to her protagonists as they grieve, remember, reflect on their trauma and speak about the unspeakable: the suicide of a parent. A unique, long-term observational documentary on a taboo topic. Maren Willkomm
We present the German premiere of the film.
Writer: Jenifer Malmqvist. Camera: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt. Sound: Martin Hennel, Jatte Nilsson. Editing: Åsa Mossberg, Line Schou. Music: Jonas Colstrup. Production: WG Film/Margarete Jangård, Hanna Markkanen. Producer: Margarete Jangård, Hanna Markkanen. Length: 90 min.
No youth rating
A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, Malmqvist studied directing at the Polish National Film School in Lodz. Her short films toured many festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival. DAUGHTERS is her feature film debut.
MY WORLD IS YOURS, SE 2019, 28 min.
ON SUFFOCATION, SE 2013, 7 min.
13 YEARS AND 10 MONTHS, PL 2007, 9 min.
Winning film DOK.edit Award – presented by Adobe 2022
Award winners: Åsa Mossberg and Line Schou (Editors)
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