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11 min.
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Abdi Aziis
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Short Film


The sea. High waves. Dark water. A border fence, two men in hiding. Their flight begins. Only one of them will reach Sweden. 
One of the men is played by Abdi Aziis, who himself has fled from Somalia to Sweden in order to escape the oppression and persecution of gay men. “He is our comet” explains director Victor Lindgren, who, in merely a few selected situations, manages to convey the exertions, the deep abyss, the arrival and the loneliness of those who flee. Both men lay alongside each other on a bench, one arm extended across the other’s belly – an image that symbolizes their intimacy, their shared experience. And in the next moment it’s all gone. Forever. How can life go on?
Victor Lindgren’s film Ta av mig was conferred with a TEDDY Award for Best Short Film at the 2013 Berlinale.

BIOGRAFIE Victor Lindgren

Born in Holmsund, Sweden in 1984, he has been working in film and television since high school and is one of the co-owners of Bautafilm production company. He teaches filmmaking to children at festivals and in schools.

FILMOGRAFIE Victor Lindgren (selection)

2019 Till drömmarnas land  2018 Nikita Forever   2016 Den Blomenstertid Nu Kommer  2016 Kometen  2016 Robbans Video  2015 Små Små Bitar  2015 Jag vil Nå Dig  2015 Fiskar Har Inga Känslor  2013 Ta av mig  2013 Tony och Lena  2010 Var du där då?  2006 Klasskamrater 

Victor Lindgren @ IMDb
Kometen @IMDb
Interview with Victor Lindgren

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