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A young photographer named Mika (Fanni Metelius) isn’t looking for a serious relationship. As she admits, she prefers to listen to Lil’ Kim and watch Sex in the City, adding that freedom is everything to her.
“Rising Swedish actress/director Fanni Metelius’ portrait of a contemporary relationship among two young adults in Sweden is a refreshing, assured debut.” – Paige Lim, Screen Anarchy
At least until she meets music producer, Tesfay (Ahmed Berhan), who is nothing like her, and the endless nights of drunken parties suddenly turn into a live-in relationship with evenings spent on the coach playing Xbox. From the outside looking in, the couple presents an ideal picture, but behind their beautiful façade, things aren’t as perfect as they seem, and Mika begins to feel the pull toward freedom once again. An acclaimed feature debut from writer/director/star Fanni Metelius (whose acting career includes such films as Force Majeure), The Heart is a fresh, compelling portrait of a new generation of young adults wrestling with intimacy, sexuality and great expectations. (Dir. by Fanni Metelius, 2019, Sweden, in Swedish with English subtitles, 100 mins., Not Rated) Other festivals: Rotterdam; Prague; Sydney
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