The Yard

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    The Yard

    Yarden

    Directed by

    Sweden, Germany

    2016

    80 min

    • Arabic
    • Swedish

    Drama

    Anders (late 40s), a single father and peripheral poet, loses his job as a critic when he writes a review of a book that doesn’t exist. With no formal education, he ends up at the Yard, a transshipment hub for car imports. He becomes an outcast, a nameless stranger with a four-digit number, who must face the suspicions of his immigrant co-workers and the strict regulations of the Swedish management. An unexpected friendship with a colleague, Hilal, and his illegal relative, triggers a rift between Anders and his teenage son. Personal morals are pitted against the demands of fatherhood in an escalating conflict that is ultimately resolved by a lie.

    Awards

    • Lorens Award - Göteborg FF
    • Best Feature Film, Best Cinematography - Valletta FF
    • Best Actor (Anders Mossling), Best Cinematography, Best Sound/Sound Design - Guldbagge Awards

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    Anders Mossling
    Hilal Shoman
    Axel Roos
    Alexandra Zetterberg Ehn
    Robert Bengtsson
    Dennis Axnér
    Screenplay
    Sara Nameth
    Kristian Lundberg
    Cinematography
    Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
    Editing
    George Cragg
    Sales
    THE YELLOW AFFAIR
    Production
    ANAGRAM FILM & TV
    Production
    FILM I SKANE
    Production
    LUCKY BIRD PICTURES

    Press

    This timely snapshot of modern European capitalism and its discontents is a thoughtful, absorbing little gem.

    Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter

    Both powerful and provocative.

    Alissa Simon, Variety

    Måns Månsson

    Måns Månsson

    Sweden

    "I follow Viktor Kossakovsky's mantra 'too many good films out there…we better start making some great ones.'"

    Måns Månsson (1982) holds an MFA from the Royal College of Art in Stockholm. His award-winning films have been screened CPH:DOX, IFF Rotterdam, Göteborg FF and Tribeca FF. He is a three-time Swedish National Film Award (Guldbaggen) nominee and is a voting member of the European Film Academy.

    Selected Filmography