That Boy Emil
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    That Boy Emil

    Emil & Ida i Lönneberga

    Directed by

    Sweden

    2013

    63 min

    • Swedish

    Animation

    ‘E-e-emil!’ shouts father across the small farm in Katthult, his toe caught horribly painfully in a rat trap, his hands full of sticky flypaper and his hair full of dough. Here we go again: the boy is up to his old tricks and will have to be banished to the woodshed. Except that Emil doesn’t see this as punishment – on the contrary: he locks the door from inside so that he can continue undisturbed to carve another of his wooden figures, of which he has a whole collection. His little sister Ida also wants to sit inside the shed, but she’s too well-behaved. And it’s not that easy to get up to Emil’s kind of mischief. All this bright boy really wants to do is solve problems – something he goes about with his own refreshing logic. This new adaptation of Astrid Lindgren’s beloved tales from her book ‘Emil of Lönneberga’ portrays the sunny side of life in the country at the beginning of the twentieth century. Based on the book’s original illustrations, this animated version also features Lindgren’s own narration. Eventually Ida manages to get on equal footing with her brother by smashing a load of eggs. All at once the cries of ‘E-e-emil!’ can be heard reverberating around the farm.

    Credits

    Cast
    Astrid Lindgren
    Gustav Föghner
    Tilda Ramde
    Allan Svensson
    Elisabet Carlsson
    Screenplay
    Hans Åke Gabrielsson
    Cinematography
    Piotr Jaworski
    Editing
    Olle Tannergård
    Music
    Georg Riedel
    Production
    FILMLANCE INTERNATIONAL AB
    Per Ahlin

    Per Ahlin

    Per Åhlin was born 1931 in Hofors, Sweden. He is one of the most established names in animation filmproduction in Sweden and he’s been active since the late 60’s. Among the productions he’s directed are the classic CHRISTOPHER'S XMAS MISSION (1975) that runs every Christmas Eve on Swedish television, LABAN THE LITTLE GHOST (2005-2009) and now most recently – THAT BOY EMIL (2013).

    Alicja Jaworski Bjork

    Alicja Jaworski Bjork

    Poland

    Alicja was born in Warsaw, Poland in 1955. She has a technical- architect- education and after being educated in a animationstudio in Warsaw she started working as an animator. In 1983 she moved to Sweden and in 1985 she started working at PennFilm Studio. In 2005 she won the Special Prize of the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk for best short film for LITTLE PIG FLIES at the Berlinale.

    Lasse Persson

    Lasse Persson

    Sweden

    Born 1960 in Stockholm, Sweden. Lasse Persson has during almost three decades taken assignments as Animation Director, Animator and Storyboard Artist in Sweden, Denmark and Canada. First and foremost at PennFilm Studio in Malmö, Sweden, where he, for instance, has directed LABAN THE LITTLE GHOST and LITTLE ANNA AND THE TALL UNCLE. Moreover Lasse Persson has through his own company Swedish Ecstasy Film made Indie Animated Shorts as BIKINI (Panorama Short Film Award, Berlinale 2005 ) and HAND IN HAND (Best Animation 1996, Bilbao Short Film Festival ). 2013 he was given “Premio Maguey Award for his path as Cult Film Director” at Guadalajara International film Festival, Mexico.