The Heart

A young photographer moves to Stockholm and falls in love with a musician in Fanni Metelius' personal debut film about gender, love and sexuality. What happens when the heart wants one thing, the gut another and the mouth suddenly speaks as a third party? The focus of the film is Fanni Metelius (who directed, played the lead, wrote and edited the film) and around her hovers the comic Ahmed Berhan, who plays a sad slacker musician while a delightful Suzanne Reuter has the role of the skeptical mother. The Heart is a feminist relationship drama that addresses the power games of love and the structures of desire with a voice all its own. (Jonas Holmberg)

Director's Biography
Fanni Metelius
With award-winning shorts and a celebrated performance in Ruben Östlund's feature "Force Majeure" under her belt, Swedish director, screenwriter and actress Fanni Metelius is being hailed as a generational auteur. "The Heart" is Metelius' debut feature, bringing her raw, novel gaze on society and her BFA (film directing/producing), to full fruition.

Film Selection: Hjärtat (The Heart, 2018) — Du slickar mig aldrig (You Never Go Down On Me, 2015, short) — Banga inte (Unruly, 2011, short) — Dandelion (2010, short)
Competition Fiction 2018
Fanni Metelius
Sweden 2018
99 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Fanni Metelius
Cinematography Maja Dennhag
Editing Fanni Metelius
Sound/Sounddesign Andreas Andersson
Music Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson
With Fanni Metelius, Ahmed Berhan, Leona Axelsen, Daniella Mir, Suzanne Reuter, Claes Hartelius
Producer(s) Rebecka Lafrenz, Mimmi Spång
Garagefilm International AB
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World PremierInternational
Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere