Anna Odell, Sweden, 2018

112 min.Feature

An artist has chosen a famous actor to collaborate on a feature film. As the Artist and Actor start to know one another, they cast their Alter Egos. They each choose three actors to portray and reveal their different characteristics, while they are staying in the studio. At one point, the Artist plants the idea that they should conceive an Art Child, who will be the perfect combination of herself and the Actor. Suddenly, the suspicion arises that the Artist may be using the project to create what she has failed to achieve in real life. When the Artist’s stomach begins to grow, a sense of unease spreads throughout the production. The Actor and the crew begin to question the Artist’s capability to finish the project.
Basic information Credits Materials
Original title X&Y
Danish title X&Y
Director Anna Odell
Producer Frida Bargo, Mattias Nohrborg
Director of Photography Daniel Takács
Editor Kristin Grundström, Hanna Lejonqvist
Sound Gustaf Berger
Production designer Josefin Åsberg
Appearance Anna Odell, Mikael Persbrandt, Trine Dyrholm, Thure Lindhardt
Production country Sweden, Denmark
Domestic distribution Camera Film
Danish theatrical release 21.03.2019
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Production company
Executive Producer B-Reel
Co-production Film i Väst, Avenyfamiljen, Fasad, Nimbus Film
With support from Svenska Filminstitutet, Det Danske Filminstitut
In collaboration with DR
Domestic distribution Camera Film


Direction Anna Odell


Producer Frida Bargo
Producer Mattias Nohrborg
Executive producer Fredrik Heinig
Executive producer Jesper Kurlandsky
Line producer Anna-Klara Carlsten
Co-producer Mette Matthiessen


Cinematographer Daniel Takács


Editor Kristin Grundström
Editor Hanna Lejonqvist

Production design

Production designer Josefin Åsberg


Sound designer Gustaf Berger


Appearance Anna Odell
Appearance Mikael Persbrandt
Appearance Trine Dyrholm
Appearance Thure Lindhardt
Appearance Sofie Gråbøl
Appearance Jens Albinus

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Reviews and articles

On the library you can find these articles and revies and other material about the film.
Type Source Author Date
Interview Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Frank Rasmussen, Nanna 2019-03-28
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Damm, Søren Jacobsen 2019-03-22
Anmeldelse Information Nikolajsen, Lone 2019-03-22
Anmeldelse Information Yde, Katrine Hornstrup 2019-03-22
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Gren Jensen, Bo 2019-03-22
Anmeldelse Politiken-Fonden Skotte Christensen, Kim 2019-03-21
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2019-03-21
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