A Rational Solution / Det enda rationella
Jörgen Bergmark, Sweden, Germany, Italy, Finland, 2009.
Directed by: Jörgen Bergmark
Script: Jens Jonsson
Producer: Helena Danielsson, Karl Baumgartner & Raimond Goebel, Tero Kaukomaa, Stefano Massenzi, Jens Jonsson, Jörgen Bergmark
Production company: Hepp Film, Pandora Film, Blind SpotPict, Lucky Red, Filmimperiet
Cinematography: Anders Bohman
Editing: Mattias Morheden
Music: Nathan Larson
Cast: Rolf Lassgård, Pernilla August, Stina Ekblad, Claes Ljungmark, Magnus Roosman
Running time: 104'
Erland is working in a paper mill in a small industrial town together with his best friend Sven-Erik. In his spare time he is, together with his wife May, running a school of marriage which is an evening discussion group at the local church. At a party Erland is overcome by a strong attraction and soon begins a love affair with Sven-Erik’s new wife Karin. Erland’s rational solution is that the four of them should sit down and discuss the situation. They decide that Sven-Erik and Karin should move in with Erland and May. Furthermore they set up 10 rules for their new life together. This experiment really puts them to test and threaten to plunge them all into the abyss.
Ghent International Film Festival – Georges Delerue Prize Best Music
Lübeck Nordic Film Days – NDR Promotion Prize Best feature
Rotterdam International Film Festival – Arte France Cinéma Award
Jörgen Bergmark has a solid background in film, TV and Theatre. He won great success with 'Kitchen Stories' where he was co-writer and co-producer. The film won a number of international awards. Other films by Jörgen Bergmark are short films 'A Love Affair' and 'Time'. 'A Rational Solution' is Jörgen Bergmark's feature film debut.
Location and screening schedule:
Europa cinema, Sunday, October 17th at 15.00
EUROPA cinema, Sunday, October 17th at 20.00
Europa cinema, Monday, October 18th at 17.00