The neglected siblings Roland and Paul watch the deportation of
their immigrant neighbours. After that the police has left,
they decide to enter the abandoned apartment. Inside they discover
another world; exotic food, music, clothes and make-up, belonging
to the deported family. For a moment they have the chance to
immerse themselves in a world of games and play - however
when their father discovers them, they are quickly brought back to reality.
Carolina Hellsgård currently works as a writer and director in Stockholm and Berlin.
Her films have screened in numerous venues and festivals internationally,
including the Anthology Film Archives, New York, the Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage,
Huesca Filmfestival and the Belo Horizonte International Film Festival, Brazil.
Her thesis film "Karaoke" won first prize at the Regensburg Short Film Week, Germany.
"Hunger" was recently awarded the prestigious Jury Special Price at the
Festival Internacional de cine Cinema Jove, Spain.
After completing a MFA from the Berlin University of Arts in 2007, she received
a DAAD-postgraduate artist grant for Los Angeles, where she studied film directing
and screenwriting at the California Institute of the Arts.
2010 she started Hellsgård Filmproduktion, a production company based in Stockholm.
Her first produced project is the short film "Hjältar" in cooperation with Nicklas Wedin.
2003–2007 Universität der Künste, Berlin
Master of Fine Arts;
Experimental Film and Media Department
Mentor: Hartmut Bitomsky
1998–2002 University of Stockholm,
Master of Arts with a major in Film Theory and History;
Department of Cinema Studies
& Nordic Languages
Thesis work "Människa och rum" a phenomenlogical approach to
interpreting Roy Andersson's film image.
Screening / Award history:
- FIRST PRICE at Konstanzer Kurzfilmspiele 2010
- JURY SPECIAL PRICE 2010 at Festival Internacional de cine Cinema Jove, Spain
- OFFICIAL JURY HONOURABLE MENTION at Rio de Janeiro ISFF – Curta Cinema 2009
- Nominated for Schnitt's shortfilm editing award 2009