02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII

02 – 10 August 2019
Edition XVIII


Schedule: 06 August, 22:00, Lumbardhi Outdoor | 08 August, 20:00, Dream Cinema


Sweden, 2017, 91 min

With her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression, Swedish rapper Silvana Imam has taken Scandinavia by storm. She uses her razor-sharp tongue to spotlight movements taking place in today's society, embodying the voice of a new generation along the way. This film follows Silvana from underground artist to icon, as she wins several major awards and forms an almost mythical relationship with Swedish pop-artist, Beatrice Eli. However, after just one year in the limelight, it all came to a sudden halt. Silvana crashes under the pressure, fed-up with the implications of being labeled a “strong female.” She decides to start showing new sides of herself “because there are no super-heroes, just human beings.”

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Mika Gustafson (b. 1988), Olivia Kastebring (b. 1987) and Christina Tsiobanelis (b. 1987) met during film studies at Fridhem Folkhögskola and have formed a trio that enables them to work with their own innovative style. Previously, they have directed short films and music videos. Silvanais their feature debut.
The Guldbagge Award for Best Documentary – Stockholm 2018. CPH:DOX 2018. IDFA 2017. Dok.Fest, Munich 2018. One World, Prague 2018. Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018. DocPoint Helsinki 2018.
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