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Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

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.

tags: Society, Youth/Coming of Age, Nordic, Feature film, Economy

Cast: Zahraa Aldoujaili, Yara Ebrahim Aliadotter, Fredrik Dahl

Credits

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

Director: Gabriela Pichler

biography

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.