POJKARNA

Nominee 2016

Sweden 2016

104 min.

Kim, Bella, Momo, three bullied teenage girls are going through the throes of finding themselves. Surrounded by a dark world of teenage violence, marginalisation, and sexual confusion, the girls only have each other.
A seismic shift happens when they discover a curious plant in their beloved greenhouse. It turns out to have mysterious magical qualities that, when consumed, transform the girls temporarily into boys. At first they enjoy a newfound freedom but soon discover that being a boy isn't all roses. Momo and Bella come to the realisation that it's merely a facade. For Kim, however, being a boy is much more than wearing a mask, it offers her a sense of identity.

  • Director: Alexandra-Therese Keining
  • Producer: Helena Wirenhed, Olle Wirenhed
  • Screenwriter: Alexandra-Therese Keining
  • Director of photography: Ragna Jorming
  • Main Cast: Tuva Jagell (Kim), Emrik Öhlander (Kim as a boy), Louise Nyvall (Momo), Alexander Gustavsson (Momo as a boy), Wilma Holmén (Bella), Vilgot Ostwald Vesterlund (Bella as a boy), Manuds Berg (Tony)
  • Editor (Cut): Malin Lindström
  • Original Score: Sophia Ersson
  • Production Design: Kaisa Mäkinen

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