Carolina Hellsgård     HJÄLTAR (HEROES)
  Biography   Short Fiction, HD, 14:30', Sweden, 2012
Thunder in My Heart
Prata Sannita
Portrait Project
Thicker than Water
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Funded by the Swedish Arts Grants Committee and the Swedish Film Institute
Cinema distribution by Swedish Shortfilm c/o Folkets Bio


Caught between freeways and powerlines, the story of "Heroes" takes
place in one of Stockholm's suburban stables. The two young protagonists,
Linnea and Jenny, try to come to terms with the new demands of teenage life.
Their friendship becomes plagued with rivalry and competition as they
leave the stable world behind. A film about horses, female friendships
and power struggles.


Nominated for the Crystal Bear at the Berlinale 2012


--> read interview / "Swedish Films" (in English)

--> listen to interview @ Kulturradion: Kino

--> watch teaser

--> download presskit

--> catalogue text about the short film trilogy


Festival screenings 2012-13

One Country One Film
Apchat International Film Festival
July 25th and July 28th 2013

Sofia International Film Festival, Bulgaria
March 9th at the Goethe Institute
March 18th at Natfiz / The National Academy of Theatre and Film Art

Seen & Heard Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
Celebrating Women in Film
7, 14 and 21 March 2013

Film Capalbio Cinema, Italy
28-31st of December 2012

Olympia International Film Festival for Children & Young People, Greece
1-8th of December 2012

ZUBROFFKA - International Short Film Festival, Poland
5-9 December 2012

EUShorts, Budapest, Hungary
16-22 November 2012 

Cinekids Screening Club, Amsterdam, 23-26 October

Pentedattilo Film Festival, Italy, 23-25 August

Swedish Shorts @ Cool connections / Strelka Institute, Russia, August 2012

International Documentary and Short Film Festival of Kerala, India, 8-12 June, 2012

International Women's Film Festival, 17-22 April, 2012

Filmes de Femmes, France, March 30 - April 8th, 2012

The 29th BUFF FILMFESTIVAL, Malmö, March 13-17, 2012

National premiere:
Gothenburg International Film Festival, January 27-February 6, 2012

International premiere:
Berlin International Film Festival, February 9-19, 2012
Generation Competition

Cinema screenings

Swedish Shortfilm c/o Folkets Bio
Premiere March 30, 2012

Stockholm Premiere
Biografen Zita, Birger Jarlsgatan 37
at 6 pm


Main cast
Ida Åslund (Lead)
Michaela Arvidsson (Lead)
Ridah Abbas

Writer/Director/Editor: Carolina Hellsgård
Co-director: Nicklas Wedin
DP: Kathrin Krottenthaler
1st A.C.: Anja Theurich
Light: Jacob Hauptmann
Gaffer: Henrik Schmidt, Erik Textorius
Key grip: Anders Dahl
Sound recorder: Dominique Greffard
Assistant Director: Viktor Olson
UPM: MK Larsson
Production assistant: Nicole Chong
Animal trainer: Susan Samuelsson
Driver: Arvid Nordin
Special effects: Anna Lindé
Script-advisors: Johanna Aust & Mattias Ljungström
Sound designer: Jochen Jezussek & Christian Obermaier
Sound mixer: Detleff Schitto / Studio 1141
Music: Steffen Scholz
Color correction: Mattias Behrens / Wave-Line

A production by Hellsgård Filmproduktion
Producers: Carolina Hellsgård & Nicklas Wedin