GRANNY'S DANCING ON THE TABLE

By Hanna SKÖLD

NORDIC FACTORY - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

Toronto - TIFF 2015
Contemporary World Cinema
San Sebastian FF 2015
New Directors
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • SWEDEN
    • Languages
    • SWEDISH
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 89 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hanna SKÖLD
    • Writer(s)
    • Hanna SKÖLD
    • Producer(s)
    • Helene GRANQVIST (Nordic Factory AB)
    • Synopsis
    • Eini is 13 years old. She can predict earthquakes. She grows up isolated from society with her father, a man afraid of the world who keeps Eini very close. His biggest fear is to be left alone and to be left by Eini. He does everything he can to make her believe that the world outside and the people out there are evil, and that all that has to do with sexuality and adulthood is dangerous.
      The story is an embodiement of unpredictability, that nothing really is what it seems or that someone who should love you and care for you cannot be relied upon. It is about the past and the present entwined, about pain gripping a family through generations, about the twisted relationship between a father and a daughter; two individuals confined in a situation of extreme detachment and togetherness, of opression and fear. It is also an expression of defiant hopefulness.
      The brutality that Eini is exposed to pushes her to almost lose her sense of self but through her contact with the force of nature and by using her invincible fantasy, Eini is capable to create a world within from which she can draw strength to survive.
      The story of Eini’s grandmother is told through animated sequences, the animated dolls providing a means to further explore fantasy and violence, conveying a state of the real and the imaginary, of the past and the present interlocked.
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