Film - HFF Special 1 Filmfest 2016


Directed by Johannes Östergard


Director: Johannes Östergard
Section: HFF Special 1
Country: Germany
Year: 2015
Language: Swedish
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lars Häger
18+ (no age rating)

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Lars is an elderly Swedish man who has chosen to spend his winters in solitude as a caretaker of the few hiking cabins by Sweden’s highest mountain, Kebnekaise. The film explores the inner and outer world of his stay at the cabin, and asks whether or not you can be happy without friends and loved ones to share your life with.

  • Duration: 26 Min.

  • Film School: HFF München

Meet the director


Johannes Östergard

Johannes Östergard was born in Hamburg 1983 and grew up in Finland. He majored in Media Studies and worked as a children's TV host before enrolling at Munich film school HFF. TARFALA is his graduating film.


Screenplay: Johannes Östergard
Director of Photography: Johannes Östergard
Film Editor: Kenneth Klaile
Composer: Viljam Nybacka
Sound: Emil Soininen
Producer: Johannes Östergard