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.
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Original title Lida
Danish title 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
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut
International sales Antipode Sales and Distribution
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
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Production company
Executive Producer Adomeit Film ApS
Domestic distribution Danske Filminstitut


Direction Anna Eborn


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


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


Composer Fredrik Wictorsson


Sound Philip Nicolai Flindt
Sound Thomas Arent

Visual effects

Grading Simon Lytting
Graphic design Åsmund Sollihøgda

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