Babak Najafi, Sweden, Finland, 2010.
Directed by: Babak Najafi
Script: Babak Najafi
Producer: Mimmi Spång, Rebecka Lafrenz
Production company: Garagefilm International AB, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB- SVT, YLE Finnish Broadcasting Company
Cinematography: Simon Pramsten
Editing: Michal Leszczylowski, Andreas Nilsson
Cast: Sebastian Hiort af Ornäs, Eva Melander, Kenny Wåhlbrink, Emil Kadeby, Adrian Ringman, Leo Salomon Ringart, Åsa Bodin Karlsson, Margret Andersson
Running time: 83'
Sebbe is fifteen and lives with his mother in an apartment that is much too small. He does his best. He never hits back. Sebbe loves his mother because he can't do otherwise. Sebbe escapes to the junk yard, and in his hands, dead things come to life. He has the power to create. Here he is free, but alone. His detachment increases at the same pace that his world shrinks, until finally, one day he is completely isolated, without anyone except his mother. When she fails him, all else fails.
Berlin International Film Festival – Best Debut Film
Babak Najafi is born 1975 in Iran, but grew up in Uppsala, Sweden. Between 1998 and 2002 he studied Film Directing at Stockholm’s Dramatiska Institutet. He has made several short films, among them 'Pablo’s Birthday' (2001) and 'Elixir' (2004). 'Sebbe' is his first feature film.
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Wednesday, October 20th at 10.30
Europa cinema, Wednesday, October 20th at 19.30
Europa cinema, Thursday, October 21st at 15.00