Giants and the Morning After

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    Giants and the Morning After

    Directed by

    • Alexander Rynéus, Per Bifrost

    Sweden

    2018

    88 min

    • Swedish

    Documentary

    At the beginning of time, giants created the mountains and deep forests that surround the small town of Ydre. It’s now one of Sweden’s smallest municipality, and has a population of just a few thousand, which is carefully looked after by the friendly and idealistic mayor. He is ready with gifts and big smiles every time a child is born and he can note that Ydre has a new inhabitant. In the meantime, youths and elderly people are working and living their lives. It’s a cinematic film about responsibility, love for the community and sense of belonging told with an anchored humor about ordinary enlightened moments of everyday on-going life. Creation myths, fables and everyday realism are mixed with understated comedy in an atmospheric and moving film.

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    Welcome to the Swedish Twin Peaks. An atmospheric and understatedly funny film from fringe Sweden, where giants and trolls lurk in the deep forests.

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    Malla Grapengiesser

    Malla Grapengiesser

    Sweden

    Malla Grapengiesser has a background in art, theatre and performance art. She previously studied literature, art and film at the University of Stockholm. Between 1989 and 1991, she was a member of the International Performance Group Remote Control with Begian director, Michael Laub. In 1994, she established the independent film production company Hysteria Film AB, alongside Antonio Russo Merenda. Amongst her most well-known productions is the multi-award winning documentary, SEARCHING FOR SUGARMAN. More recently, she founded the production company Fosfor Produktion AB.