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 Helene Granqvist
Phone: +46 705 132141
E-mail: helene@nordicfactoryfilm.se

 


 

The Feminist

The documentary The Feminist is directed by Hampus Linder and produced by Helene Granqvist.
Premiered on cinema in Sweden on August 11, 2018

 

Synopsis

In her native Sweden, everybody has an opinion about feminist trailblazer Gudrun Schyman. Some see her as a superhero, others as a villain – but most would agree that she’s been one of the most influential politicians of the past decades.

Gudrun Schyman has been through all the ups and downs of political life: from humble beginnings in a blue-collar family grappling with her father’s alcoholism, becoming a social worker, rising to lead the Leftist party to record election results; publicly shamed for her struggles with addiction; overcoming her demons, and founding Europe’s first feminist party.

Through it all, Schyman has remained fiercely, unapologetically feminist, constantly working to raise the bar for equality in Sweden and internationally.

THE FEMINIST follows Schyman through daily life and political breakthroughs. With cameos from supporters Jane Fonda and Pharrell, the film paints a personal and political portrait of the woman behind the headlines, as she meets with women in small towns in Sweden, travels to refugee camps in Greece, and organizes a movement in the corridors of power in Brussels.

Everywhere she goes, Schyman lights the fire of fellow feminists, blazing a trail forward.

At this point in time – when politics is at the top of most people’s minds, and women are running for office in record numbers – it’s vital to document the experience and legacies of the women who have spent their lives on the barricades and in the corridors of power, laying the groundwork for the future.

Read more about The Feminist

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Still from Gudrun.
Photograph by: Hampus Linder
Still from Gudrun.
Photograph by: Hampus Linder
Still from Gudrun.
Photograph by: Hampus Linder
Photograph by: Jenny Baumgartner
Photograph by: Jenny Baumgartner
Photograph by: Jenny Baumgartner
Photograph by: Jenny Baumgartner

Photograph by: Jenny Baumgartner

 


 

Granny’s dancing on the table

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Granny’s dancing on the table is written and directed by Hanna Sköld, produced by Helene Granqvist.

World premiere at Toronto Film Festival in 2015.

Synopsis
Eini is 13 years old and grows up isolated from society in a cabin in the woods together with her controlling and abusive father. Stories about her granny and Eini’s invincible fantasy enables her to create a world within, from which she can draw her strength to survive.

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Blanca Engström as Eini
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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Lennart Jähkel as Karl.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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Director Hanna Sköld.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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DoP Ita Zbroniec-Zajt.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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Blanca Engström as Eini.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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Blanca Engström as Eini and Lennart Jähkel as Karl.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

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Blanca Engström as Eini.
Photograph by: Joakim Eriksson

Granny4

 

Still from Granny’s dancing on the table.
Photograph by: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt

 


 

Listen

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Listen is written and directed by Hamy Ramezan and Rungano Nyoni, produced by Valeria Richter and Helene Granqvist. Listen is a part of Nordic Factory.

Contact information

Synopsis
An immigrant woman in a burqa brings her young son to a Copenhagen police station to file a complaint against her abusive husband, but the interpreter assigned to her seems unwilling to convey the true meaning of her words. A tense, hard-as-steel film about cultural isolation and bureaucratic ignorance.

Read more about Listen

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Still from Listen.
Photograph by: Lars Vestergaard

Listen2

Still from Listen.
Photograph by: Lars Vestergaardt

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Still from Listen.
Photograph by: Lars Vestergaard

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Still from Listen.
Photograph by: Lars Vestergaard

 


 

Push Me

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Push Me is written and directed by Tove Pils, produced by Josefin Granqvist and Helene Granqvist.

Synopsis
Siri is at a turning point in her life. She feels frustrated about not daring to do what she wants and dreams about. She feels like the society, as well as her own boundaries, stop her from living fully; be who she wants to be, scream at the top of her lungs, and live out her fantasy about dominating someone else sexually. Siri’s new friend Lee is going to help her get rid of her fears.

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Still from Push Me.

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Push Me poster.

Tove Director Tove Pils.

 


 Nordic Factory

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4 short films of 15 minutes each were co-directed by 4 tandems of young directors. The 4 films world premieres at Cannes Film Festival 2015.

Nordic Factory was produced by Valeria Richter and Helene Granqvist in collaboration with Dominique Welinski, and in partnership with Directors’ Fortnight. Nordic Factory was supported by New Danish Screen and the Finnish Film Foundation. Copenhagen Film Fund, Larsen VFX, Film Gear, Red Rental and Mainstream were the main partners and investors in the project.

Read more about Nordic Factory.

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Nordic Factory Cannes project book 2014

 

Nordic Factory Trailer

 


In the best of worlds //
I den bästa av världar

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In the best of worlds is in development by director Theresa von Hofsten and producer Helene Granqvist.

Synopsis
The Performing Arts collective ”Potato Potato” is known for making “cheaper and less good” versions of pop cultural events.  After eight years of developing their feminist work methods they now have their own theater house and have become an important part of the Swedish Performing Arts scene. This documentary portrait focuses on their work with a project about whiteness and representation on stage. In their own words: the hardest thing they’ve ever done.

 
This film lets the audience enter a feminist utopia and states the importance of soft values and solidarity.

Read more about In the best of worlds.

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PPwebb Potato Potato Scenkonst

TVH3 Director Theresa von Hofsten.

 


 

 Void

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Void is a film by Milad Alami and Aygul Bakanova, produced by Helene Granqvist and Valeria Richter.

Void is a part of Nordic Factory.

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Synopsis

Night trip on the ferry to Bornholm. At the bar, Daniel, 50, starts a conversation with Amir, a younger, handsome guy. But Daniel is not just after small talk, he is looking for something from Amir, something very personal.

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Void1 Still from film.
Photo by  Jakob Wiessner.

Void3 Still from film.
Photo by  Jakob Wiessner.

Void2 Still from film.
Photo by  Jakob Wiessner.


Void Trailer


 

 Sundays

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Sundays is a film by Kresten Kusk and Natalia Garagiola, produced by Helene Granqvist and Valeria Richter.

Void is a part of Nordic Factory.

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Synopsis

Like every Sunday, Anne picks up her father Theodor at the nursing home. They seem to have their ritual, but this Sunday will not turn out like all the others.

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Still from the film.
Photograph by: Adam Morris Philip DFF

Sundays3 Still from the film.
Photograph by: Adam Morris Philip DFF

Sundays4 Still from the film.
Photograph by: Adam Morris Philip DFF

Sundays5 Still from the film.
Photograph by: Adam Morris Philip DFF

Sundays-1024x576Still from the film.
Photograph by: Adam Morris Philip DFF

 


The Girl and the Dogs

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The Girl and the Dogs is a film by Selma Vilhunen and Guillaume Mainguet, produced by Helene Granqvist and Valeria Richter.

Void is a part of Nordic Factory.

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Synopsis

Mette, Lina and Anna Sophie, 3 teenagers, are on their way to a party. A strange discovery on a local beach will change the very nature of their friendship.

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Thegilandthedogs1 Still from the film.

Thegirlandthedogs2Still from the film.

Thegirlandthedogs3Still from the film.

Thegirlandthedogs4Still from the film.

TheGirlandthedogs5Still from the film.

Girl-and-the-dogs-1024x576Still from the film.