The Burden
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    The Burden

    Min Börda

    Directed by

    Sweden

    2017

    13 min

    • Swedish

    Animation

    A shopping center along a large highway is the scene of an apocalyptic musical. Animation with a strong sense of form set to auto-tuned music by Klungan. About liberation through great catastrophy.

    Awards

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    • Best Short Film - Göteborg Film Festival
    • Cristal for a Short Film - Annecy IAFF
    • Best Animation - Curtas Vila do Conde
    • Best Short Film - Toronto IFF
    • 1st Prize Animated Short (professional jury) - Chicago ICFF
    • Grand Jury Award (Animated Short) - AFI Fest
    • Best Animation Film - Clermont-Ferrand ISFF
    • Jury Prize (Short Film) - Honk Kong Film Festival

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Olof Wretling
    Mattias Fransson
    Carl Englén
    Sven Björklund
    Screenplay
    Niki Lindroth von Bahr
    Cinematography
    Niki Lindroth von Bahr
    Editing
    Niki Lindroth von Bahr
    Music
    Hans Appelqvist
    Production
    MALADE AB
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES
    Niki Lindroth von Bahr

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr

    Sweden

    I love to make sets and puppets by hand. And stop-motion animation is the perfect way for me to combine that interest with my fascination by the film medium

    Niki Lindroth von Bahr is an artist and animation director based in Stockholm. Her award winning short films THE BURDEN (2017), BATH HOUSE (2014) and TORD AND TORD (2010) have been screened at festivals such as Cannes FF, Berlinale IFF, Toronto IFF and Sundance FF. Since it's premiere in 2017, THE BURDEN has won 82 awards, including the Cristal for Best Short Film at Annecy IAFF, Best International Short Film at Toronto IFF and a Guldbaggen for Best Short Film. Niki got her masters degree in Fine Arts from The Royal Institute of Art in 2016. She is represented as an artist by Stene Projects Gallery in Stockholm and as a director by Nexus Studios in London. Niki is also a costume designer and has been working for artists such as Fever Ray and David Bowie. Her latest film SOMETHING TO REMEMBER (2019) was selected at the Tampere Film Festival 2020.

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