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The starting point: an artist and an actor confine themselves in a film studio. Their task: they want to explore their actual (above all gender) identity, by confronting the projections and expectations that are attached to them through their public personae. Their means: total sincerity and ruthless relinquishing of the self, made possible by the use of three alter egos, who embody distinctive traits and different genders, and who are played by other actors. The result: two people, embodied by eight actors, sit down for breakfast and things soon get predictably dynamic in the film studio. The Swedish artist Anna Odell, who was born in 1973 and whose provocative work spares her own person least of all, has assembled a top-class group of Scandinavian actors and actresses, in order to break the many traits of role models through repeatedly oscillating mirroring. Driven by anxiety, image neurosis and a will to create art, the alpha male and alpha female negotiate the progress of events, and the seductress who wants to conceive forces the ever-ready sex symbol to his knees – but in the end it is the lack of social courage that brings both the giant egos down. Wonderful stuff! (as)

 

 

Sweden, Denmark 2018
112 Min. Farbe. DCP. S/Dän/e

Director: Anna Odell

Script: Anna Odell

Camera: Daniel Takács

Editor: Kristin Grundström, Hanna Lejonqvist

Music: Gustaf Berger, Markus Hasselblom

Cast: Anna Odell, Mikael Persbrandt, Vera Vitali, Trine Dyrholm


 

International Competition 2019 "Cutting Edge"

 

Friday 21.06.2019
21.15 Uhr

Stadtkino Basel

In attendance of Anna Odell

 

Saturday 22.06.2019
12.00 Uhr

kult.kino atelier

In attendance of Anna Odell