SCHOOLYARD BLUES

German Age Rating

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It’s John’s first day at school. Unexpectedly, his 11-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika plans to do more than just take John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.



  • Duration: 17 Min.

  • Film School: SU, Stockholm University of the Arts

Also in this Program:
FACING IT
CAPTAIN
SON OF WIND
SONS OF NO ONE

tags: Family, Society, Childhood, Feature Film

Cast: Douglas Steyner, Olle Frelin, Eva Melander, Mela Tesfazion

Credits

Screenplay: Pelle Rådström

Director of Photography: Erik Molberg Hansen

Film Editor: Alexandra Litén

Composer: Shida Shahabi

Costume Design: Sarah Mae White

Sound: Klas Dykhoff

Producer: Farima Karimi

Director: Maria Eriksson

biography

Maria Eriksson Hecht is a Swedish filmmaker with both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in film directing from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. During her master’s studies, she focused on working with child actors. This resulted in the graduation film SCHOOLYARD BLUES and the master’s thesis DIRECTING CHILDREN. Her award-winning short films have been screened at numerous international film festivals. At Karlovy Vary in 2017, Maria was selected for the European Film Promotion program “Future Frames: Ten Filmmakers to Follow”. In 2018 Maria received the Anders Sandrews Feature Film Scholarship. She’s currently developing her debut feature, KEVLARSJÄL.

Screenings

Tuesday, 11/20/2018, 7:30 PM (78 Min.)
Filmmuseum
Friday, 11/23/2018, 2:30 PM (78 Min.)
Filmmuseum