Lida is 81 years old and lives in a dying Swedish settlement in Eastern Ukraine. While she and her little sister Maria were in a Soviet labor camp in Siberia in the fifties, Lida gave birth to her son Arvid. She has not seen Arvid since 1976, who now lives in St.Petersburg. Maria has, since their release from the camp, stayed in Siberia. The two sisters haven’t seen each other since. Lida and Maria are two of only six remaining speakers of the Old Swedish language, a soon to be extinct language dating from the 1800s.
- Anna Eborn
- ADOMEIT FILM
More than an interpretation, I try to create something that is alive. Every movie I make is an experience. I trust the protagonists and my cinematographer and commit to the metod we create to make something that resonates in others.
Anna was born in 1983 in Sweden. Her debut PINE RIDGE was selected in the Official Selection at Venice IFF 2013 and won the documentary dragon at the International Film Festival in Gothenburg in 2014. Her film EPIFANÍA a hybrid/fiction, premiered at Busan IFF 2016. LIDA premiered in competition at CPH:DOX and Visions du Réel in 2017. Lida received the Jury Award at Nancy IFF. TRANSNISTRA premiered and won Big Screen Competition at the IFF Rotterdam 2019. TRANSNISTRA also won the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary in Göteborg FF 2019.