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Something Must Break (2014)
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Director:Ester Martin Bergsmark Producer:Anna-Maria Kantarius  Story by:Eli Levén (book)

Screenplay by:Eli Levén, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Lars Bang Cinematography:Lisabi Fridell, Minka Jakerson  

Edited by:Marlene Billie Andreasen, Ester Martin Bergsmark, Andreas Nilsson, Hanna Storby Running time:1h 25min 

Country:Sweden Language:Swedish Genre:Drama, Romance  Subtitle:English  Starring: Saga Becker ... Sebastian / Ellie,
Iggy Malmborg ... Andreas
, Shima Niavarani ... Lea, Mattias Åhlén ... Mattias, Daniel Nyström ... Mattias bror

 
 

 


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ҧ:6 wins & 9 nominations.

 

 

Camerimage 2014

Nominated
Best Cinematography Debut
Lisabi Fridell 
Minka Jakerson 
Nominated
Best Directorial Debut
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

Chicago International Film Festival 2014

Won
Silver Q Hugo Award
Best Feature
Ester Martin Bergsmark 

The Silver Q Hugo Film Award goes to "Something Must Break" (Sweden), for telling a brave, modern ... More

 

CPH PIX 2014

Nominated
Politiken''s Audience Award
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

Guldbagge Awards 2015

Won
Guldbagge
Best Actress (Bästa kvinnliga huvudroll)
Saga Becker 
Nominated
Guldbagge
Best Screenplay (Bästa manuskript)
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
Eli Levén 
 

Göteborg Film Festival 2014

Won
Mai Zetterling Grant
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
Nominated
Dragon Award
Best Nordic Film
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

London Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Sutherland Award
First Feature Competition
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

Queer Lisboa - Festival Internacional de Cinema Queer 2014

Won
Jury Prize
Best Feature Film
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

Rotterdam International Film Festival 2014

Won
Tiger Award
Ester Martin Bergsmark 

A free-floating personal voyage traces the pains and pleasures of intimacy, recounted in a tender ... More

 

Seville European Film Festival 2014

Won
Ocaña Award
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 

Stockholm Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Rising Star Award
Saga Becker 
Iggy Malmborg 
For Unga Sophie Bell
 

Tribeca Film Festival 2014

Nominated
Best Narrative Feature
Ester Martin Bergsmark 
 
 

A gritty story taking place in Stockholm, about the passionate love between the self-abusive Sebastian who wants to be a woman, and the easy-going Andreas who is certainly not gay.

Storyline

A love story between two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and one is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It''s them against the polished Swedish IKEA society. They dream about escaping boredom and the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie - the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears. This is the summer when everything happens and both of them will choose paths that will determinate their lives forever. It''s a battle for love where Sebastian finally has to realise that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within himself and not let his happiness depend on someone else.

Melancholic, yet liberating
26 January 2015 | by Joris (Belgium)
A Swedish Generation Y movie about transgenderism and loneliness, also known as Something Must Break. Saga Becker is phenomenal in this small gem that''s been permeated with melancholy. At the same time the film feels incredibly liberating because it talks about gender and the freedom to be who you are without restrictive cisgenderism and heteronormativity. Maybe that''s just it: this liberty, which is not at all won at this moment in history, is still something bleak and isolated. Because of that there''s a certain kind of sadness surrounding the personal struggle fought by trans people. Sebastian / Ellie is such a person who identifies her/himself not as gay or straight, not as male or female, not as transsexual, but as something that isn''t called by name in the movie, something "queer" you might say. While his/her search for an own identity manifests itself, Something Must Break manages to bring up some (other) big issues of our time (in the Western World): solitude, unemployment, depression, the search for meaning in this life, etc. A beautiful yet heavy-hearted movie with a nice soundtrack by Tami Tamaki and Olof Dreijer (The Knife). Recommended!

Ester Martin Bergsmark (born September 29, 1982) is a Swedish movie director and screen writer most known for the award winning documentaries Maggie in Wonderland and She Male Snails. Their first fiction feature. Something Must Break (2014) has been shown in more than fifty festivals all over the world during 2014, and it will be presented in Cleveland, Guadalajara and Dublin film festivals in 2015. The film has won ten awards, including the Tiger Award, 43rd Rotterdam International Film Festival, the Grand Jury Award in Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival or Best Film and Best Performance for Saga Becker in the Lisbon International Queer Film Festival.




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