a film by Jenifer Malmqvist
Sara prepares a surprise for her wife Katarina’s birthday with the help of their daughter Johanna and their
friend Fredrik. But on this early summer day, Katarina has something to tell her. Sara must handle the unexpected news while taking care of the birthday party. Her joy is mixed with growing feelings of isolation and
frustration. With the help of Johanna she is able to find her true feelings.
Cast: Åsa Karlin, Lotten Roos, August Lindmark, Liva Leijnse Elkjær
Sweden/Poland, 18 min, fiction, 2010
Original title: Födelsedag
Language: Swedish with English subtitles
35mm, 2,35:1 CinemaScope, DolbyDigital 5.1
DigiBeta, 16x9 anamorphic, Dolby Stereo
Produced by: Good World AB and The Polish National Film, Television and Theatre School in Lódz in co-production with: The Polish Film Institute, Film i Skåne / Joakim Strand, Film i Västerbotten / Lill Casslind and Botnia Film.
Supported by: Internationale Nederlanden Groep, Biografteatern Fågel Blå AB, Boomerang Film, FilmCentrum Syd, Kodak Nordic AB, Kursgården Fredriksberg, Oresund Film Commission / Mikael Svensson, Solid Entertainment, Stipendiatkommittén, Svenska Filminstitutet / Andreas Fock
Awards and Premieres
Birthday was selected to participate at the Sundance Film Festival 2010, January 21-31, Park City, Utah, USA
Birthday had Nordic premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival 2010, January 29 - February 8.