Film - International Independents Filmfest 2018


Directed by Jesper Ganslandt


Director: Jesper Ganslandt
Section: International Independents
Country: Sweden
Year: 2018
Language: Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Hunter Ganslandt, Jesper Ganslandt, Christopher Wagelin, Anna Littorin
18+ (no age rating)



Four-year-old Jimmie misses his mother, but his dad assures him that he'll soon see her again. Jimmie clings to his father and to this hope. But before long, the two are forced to leave Stockholm and to try to get help in another country far from home. Director Jesper Ganslandt projects the fear, chaos, and disorientation experienced by those forced to flee their country onto residents of northern Europe — and into the comfortingly naive but also terribly helpless perspective of a small child.

Meet the director


Jesper Ganslandt

Jesper Ganslandt was born in Falkenberg, Sweden, in 1978. Self-taught in film, he has directed numerous music videos, including for the band Alcazar. In 2006, he made his cinema debut with the semi-autobiographical FARVÄL FALKENBERG. In 2009, he directed the thriller APAN, and in 2018 the action thriller BEAST OF BURDEN with Daniel Radcliffe. He and his son Hunter star together in JIMMIE.


Screenplay: Jesper Ganslandt
Director of Photography: Mans Mansson
Film Editor: Sven Magnus Svensson, Jesper Ganslandt, Mauricio Molinari
Composer: Jon Ekstrand
Production Designer: Johan Broomé
Costume Design: Denise Östholm
Sound: Björn Baummann
Producer: Hedvig Lundgren, Juan Pablo Libossart, Jesper Kurlandsky
Production Company: Fasad AB
Co-Producer: Calle Isberg, Christian Rehnfors