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World Cinema

Amateurs

(Amatörer)

Year 2018
Runtime 102 mins
Language Swedish
Subtitles English

When German low-cost superstore Superbilly considers setting up business in the small Swedish community of Lafors, everyone in town gets excited to make it work in their favor. The local government office gets the honour of making a commercial to sell Lafors as the prime location - but Aida and Dana, two high school kids, decide to turn their mobiles and selfie sticks towards everyone that isn't allowed to take part in the commercial. The battle of who has the right to tell the story of Lafors has begun! AMATEURS is a quirky, entertaining film weaving director Gabriela Pichler’s (EAT SLEEP DIE) keen sense of unconventional humour, with social commentary.


Written by Brenda Lieberman


Goteborg Film Festival 2018

Rotterdam Film Festival 2018


Winner of the Dragon Award for Best Nordic Film at Goteborg Film Festival

Countries

Sweden
Director
Gabriela Pichler
Producer
Anna-Maria Kantarius
Screenwriter
Gabriela Pichler, Jonas Hassen
Cinematographer
Johan Lundborg
Editor
Johan Lundborg, Andreas Nilsson, Gabriela Pichler
Cast
Zahraa Aldoujaili, Yara Aliadotter, Fredrik Dahl