Heroes / Hjältar

Short Fiction, HD, 14:30', Sweden, 2012

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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

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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-Linev

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

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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



read interview / "Swedish Films" (in English)
listen to interview @ Kulturradion: Kino
download presskit
catalogue text about the short film trilogy