Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Gabriela Pichler


Director: Gabriela Pichler
Section: International Independents
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Language: Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Zahraa Aldoujaili, Yara Ebrahim Aliadotter, Fredrik Dahl



Nothing ever seems to happen in the small town of Lafors — until word arrives that a German retailer, Superbilly, is considering setting up shop there. A promotional film, ideally a super-cheap one, should help sway the decision. Teenagers Aida and Dana are convinced of their idea to film their everyday lives with their smartphones. But when a sponsor is prepared to finance a leaked TV commercial, attitudes and imagery collide shortly before the Superbillys are due to show up.

Meet the director


Gabriela Pichler

Born in Sweden in 1980, Gabriela Pichler studied film at the University of Gothenburg. Her short film SCRATCHES received the Guldbagge, a Swedish film award, in 2010. Pichler received two such awards for her first feature-length film, EAT, SLEEP, DIE (2012), which was also honored at the Venice Film Festival.


Screenplay: Jonas Hassen Khemiri, Gabriela Pichler
Director of Photography: Johan Lundborg
Film Editor: Johan Lundborg, Andreas Nilsson, Gabriela Pichler
Composer: Rasmus Thord
Production Designer: Ellen Oseng
Costume Design: Sandra Woltersdorf
Sound: Jess Wolfsberg
Producer: Anna-Maria Kantarius
Production Company: Garagefilm International
Co-Producer: Tomas Eskilsson
World Sales: Level K