Swedish Candy, Some Violence and a Bit of Cat

Smågodis, katter och lite våld

Director: Ester Martin Bergsmark
2018 | Sweden | 45m
GENRE: Butch/Femme Issues | Camp | Comedy | Drama | Experimental | Gender | Lesbian | Queer | Sci-Fi/Horror/Fantasy | Violence | Youth (18 & Under)

Recipient of Frameline38’s First Feature Award for Something Must Break, Ester Martin Bergsmark returns with a surreal, comical, and transgressive triptych of tales surrounding consumption, gluttony, and gender. Bergsmark’s three interwoven strands include a glossy corporate infomercial celebrating the unsettling production of gelatin, and two parallel stories of girls exploring the thin boundaries between the grotesque and delectable, love and hate, attraction and repulsion. Performance artists Eva Johansson and Louise Löwenberg portray eerily close cousins who find their rehearsal of a notorious Tarzan & Jane routine, special requested by one of their fathers for his birthday, going awry thanks to a vodka-filled watermelon.

  • Language: In Swedish with English subtitles
  • Premiere Status: North America