Tuesday, 21 January 2014

Something Must Break

Ester Martin Bergsmark : 2014
Nånting måste gå sönder

A love story set in Stockholm during the summer, when the androgynous Sebastian meets Andreas and they begin a passionate affair. Sebastian is gay, dresses as a woman and often seeks danger in his sexual adventures with strangers. When things nearly go wrong in a public toilet, there is Andreas – a guardian angel in a scruffy leather jacket. Even though Andreas isn't gay, the attraction between them turns out to be more powerful than any labels. But Andreas finds it difficult to be in a relationship with another guy, and while they are talking about escaping everyday life together, he begins to have strong feelings for a young woman. An intimate and emotional picture of people looking for who they can be and are allowed to be. Ester Martin Bergsmark's first fiction feature premiered at International Film Festival Rotterdam 2014, where it won the Hivos Tiger Award.