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Axel Petersén (b. 1979, Sweden) was educated at FAMU, Academy of Performing Arts in Prague, the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm and the Mountain School of Arts in Los Angeles. He is the director of several acclaimed short films. AVALON is Axel's first feature and was developed after he made a filmed pilot study with his aunt and several actors. The film was shot in the summer resort of Båstad in southern Sweden and in Västra Götaland over the course of five weeks in the summer of 2010. In 2010, Axel was Guldbagge-nominated for his short A GOOD FRIEND OF MR. WORLD, which has travelled extensively. His film THE TRACK OF MY TEARS 2 had its premiere in Venice Orrizonti 2011. UNDER THE PYRAMID (2016) screened at Goteborg FF in 2016. His latest film THE REAL ESTATE, co-directed with Måns Månsson, screened in competition at the 2018 Berlinale.