The Ambassador's Wife

Ambassadörens fru

Sweden/Burkina Faso, 2018, 16 min, Colour

We find ourselves in an extravagant garden in Ouagadougou. The French Ambassador’s wife dreamt about becoming a famous opera singer. Instead, she is now using the singing as a ventilator to survive her seemingly privileged life surrounded by workers. This film raises questions about power structures, class, intersectionality, post colonialism and feminism in a poetic, subtle and seductive way.

CREDITS

Director:

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Producer:

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Cinematography:

Iga Mikler

Editing:

Theresa Traore Dahlberg

Sound:

Ted Krotkiewski

DIRECTOR'S BIO

Theresa Traore Dahlberg was born in 1983 in Värnamo, and spent her childhood on the Swedish island of Öland and in Burkina Faso. She is now based in Stockholm. After a couple of years in New York assisting directors, photographers and production managers, she studied 16mm film at The New School in New York and spent three years at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

Netherlands, 2018, IDFA,

IDFA, Netherlands 2018 -

Canada, 2018, TIFF Toronto,

TIFF Toronto, Canada 2018 -

United States, 2019, Full Frame DFF ,

Full Frame DFF , United States 2019 -

Sweden, 2018, Uppsala IFF,

Uppsala IFF, Sweden 2018 -

Croatia, 2019, ZagrebDox,

ZagrebDox, Croatia 2019 -

France, 2019, Clermont-Ferrand,

Clermont-Ferrand, France 2019 -

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