Hemma in Competition in PÖFF, Black Nights in Tallinn

Hemma (Home) has been selected for Tridens Competition at PÖFF, Black Nights Film Festival, Tallinn 15th Nov – 1st Dec 2013.

Tridens Baltic competition is a programme covering debut films from the entire Baltic and Nordic region. This year there are 12 films from 11 countries competing.

About the Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival is a unique event combining a feature film festival with the sub-festivals of animated films, student films and children/youth films. The festival aims to present Estonian audiences a comprehensive selection of world cinema in all its diversity, providing a friendly atmosphere for interaction between the audience and filmmakers from all around the world.

Very funny and subtle Scandinavian comedy

8/10

Hemma combines all the strengths of Scandinavian comedies. It is subtle, quirky, funny, and moving. It has a very good cast, and is a surprisingly strong showing for a first-time writer/director (Maximilian Hult).

The male and female lead characters are played with exactly the right kind of subtlety. But as is often the case with comedies, the supporting characters are essential for the humour – although “supporting” may be a misleading term here, as the two characters in question have probably more screen time and more lines than the two protagonists. Veteran actress Anita Wall delivers a superb performance as the grandmother. And Erik Lundqvist gives an outstanding debut for a boy his age. The performance of these two alone would be enough reason to go an see this film.

Home “Eine Perle…” screens in full houses at Mannheim-Heidelberg

Hemma opened the International filmfestival Mannheim-Heidelberg on Oct. 31st. The film has been very positively received by media and really enthusiastic audiences at the sold out screenings  in the festival cinemas in Mannheim and Heidelberg. A short quote from Schwarzwaelder-Bote.de: “Eine Perle ist der schwedisch-isländische Film “Home”…”