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Lida

Anna Eborn, Denmark, 2017

88 min.DK/Documentary

The film is a documentary epic and a portrait of a human being in history and in our present. Lida is an old Babushka – and the last Old-Swedish speaking person in a former Swedish settlement in Eastern Ukraine. She lives in a nursing home and has fallen in love with a Russian man. Her sister and son, whom she hasn't seen in 50 years, live in Russia. When Lida passes away, a language will disappear along with her recollections from World War II. By blending time and places, the film paints a poetic narrative of a family love that only exists in memories.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Lida
Danish title Lida
Other titles Lida
Keywords Ukraine, Minorities, Senior citizens, Women, Senior citizens home, Everyday life, Personal history, Memoires, 2010-2019
Director Anna Eborn
Producer Katja Adomeit
Director of Photography Nadim Carlsen, Kristoffer Jönsson, Johan Hannu, Virginie Surdej
Composer Fredrik Wictorsson
Production country Denmark, Sweden
Production companies Adomeit Film ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut
International sales Antipode Sales and Distribution / Novolesnoy lane 5-38 / 127055 Moscow / www.antipode-sales.biz/
Danish theatrical release 11.09.2017
Comment Second feature-length documentary by Swedish director Anna Eborn. The film premiered at CPH:DOX. Eborn made her first long documentary with Pine Ridge (2013), which world-premiered at the Venice Film Festival. She has directed the short films The Brazilian (2007) and Baba (2010), selected for Göteborg Film Festival and Nordic Panorama.
DFI subsidy Konsulentstøtte

Companies

Production companies Adomeit Film ApS
Domestic distribution Det Danske Filminstitut

Direction

Direction Anna Eborn

Production

Producer Katja Adomeit
Producer's assistant Annette Averhoff
Co-producer David Herdies
Producer's assistant Lars Iversen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Nadim Carlsen
Cinematographer Kristoffer Jönsson
Cinematographer Johan Hannu
Cinematographer Virginie Surdej

Music

Composer Fredrik Wictorsson

Sound

Sound Philip Nicolai Flindt
Sound Thomas Arent

Visual effects

Grading Simon Lytting
Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Göteborg International Film Festival 2018-01-26
Nyon, Visions du Réel 2017-04-21
CPH:DOX 2017-03-16
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