Jenifer Malmqvist, Sweden, 2022

90 min.Documentary

Sofia, Hedvig and Maja grew up together on the Swedish countryside with their mom Carolina – a radiant personality and a devoted mother. In 2010 Carolina took her own life. That day, Hedvig turned 10 years old. Maja found Carolina first. Sofia only remembers that everyone kept her from looking through the windows. Left behind were three girls - 8, 10 and 16 years old. Today, they are young adults. They have moved on with their lives, but all have struggled in their own ways to cope with their loss.
Now, as they step into adult life, they feel the need to talk more openly about their mother’s death. In Daughters, we meet the sisters as children and in their early adult years, as they reflect on what it is like to come of age in the aftermath of trauma. With the rare circumstance of having filmed material from both the characters’ childhood and the present day, DAUGHTERS offers a unique perspective to grief and loss - and, most importantly, hope to those in a similar situation.
Basic information Credits
Original title Döttrar
Danish title Døtre
Keywords Siblings, Family, The, Grief therapy, Suicide, Bipolar disorder, Sweden
Director Jenifer Malmqvist
Producer Margarete Jangård, Hanna Markkanen
Director of Photography Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Editor Åsa Mossberg, Line Schou
Sound Martin Hennel, Jatte Nilsson
Composer Jonas Colstrup
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Online release 17.01.2024, Filmcentralen
Danish rating Not recommended for children under 7
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Production company WG Film
Co-production Good Company Pictures
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Det Danske Filminstitut, Danmarks Radio, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Nordvision, YLE, VGTV, Konstnärsnämden, Boost HBG, Filmcentrum Syd, Creative Europe
In collaboration with SVT, Film i Skåne


Direction Jenifer Malmqvist


Producer Margarete Jangård
Producer Hanna Markkanen
Co-producer Katrine A. Sahlstrøm
Post-production manager Mikey Jones
Executive producer Fredrik Gertten


Cinematographer Ita Zbroniec-Zajt


Editor Åsa Mossberg
Editor Line Schou


Composer Jonas Colstrup


Re-recording mixer Claus Lynge
Sound designer Martin Hennel
Sound designer Jatte Nilsson

Visual effects

Colorist Rune Felix Holm

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