“With a sensitive attitude and impressive acting, captures…the conditions for a beautiful but problematic mother and daughter relationship” (Nöjesguiden) — On June 22, see the new Swedish drama Psychosis in Stockholm /Psykos i Stockholm (dir. Maria Bäck, Sweden, 2020) at Scandinavia House!
A mother and daughter are on their way to Stockholm to celebrate the daughter’s 14th birthday. When on the train the mother starts behaving strangely, her daughter begins to fear that her mother might be experiencing another psychotic episode. Despite the signs, they try to enjoy their holiday as planned — but when the mother’s condition escalates, the daughter is left on her own in teh city, in a heightened drama about a fantastic and unconditional mother-daughter relationship. (100 min. in Swedish with English subtitles)
“Maria Bäck celebrates motherly love both in sickness and in health”—Cineuropa
This screening will take place in Victor Borge Hall; attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including wearing masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.
Special thanks to the Swedish Institute.
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About the Director
Maria Bäck has a background in poetry and dance. She graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013 and was the winner of Nordic Talents the same year. Based in Stockholm and Copenhagen, she works freely, combining different methods, format and genres, always with a close and early collaboration with her team. She was the pitch prize winner of Eurimages co-production award for her feature Psychosis in Stockholm, a film that marks her debut as a fiction director.