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Havet

Pelle and Agneta – both about 60 years old – have moved to a small village on the Baltic Coast somewhere in South Sweden. Trying to cope with a lonely and empty everyday life, since their daughter moved out and Pelle is suffering a chronical lung disease. Due to the fact that Pelle is ignoring his bad physical conditions Agneta’s worries are a heavy burden to carry and sharpens the conflict between them. Especially on this day when Pelle says Yes to an invitation of a birthday party in the village.

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HAVET is a film about two people as victims of social norms in society. How far would we go to follow the rules and match to expectations that are directly harming us?

HAVET is a Production by the ”Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf”.
The Film was being shot in June 2008 by students of the film school together with a Swedish team in Brantevik, a small village on the Swedish South East Coast.
Director Jöns Jönsson has spent a big part of his youth in this village. Tight relations to the place and the people gave him the idea for this film. The characters are real and the story is true. Jöns Jönsson tells about a certain evening, that he observes from a close and yet outside perspective.

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Copyright © 2009 HFF Konrad Wolf

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Previous screenings

2009
Berlinale: Berlin International Film Festival
5 Feb – 15 Feb | Berlin, Germany
6 May – 10 Apr | Timisoara, Romania
Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults | 2009
21 Sep – 25 Sep | Auburn, Australia
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
19 Oct – 25 Oct | Uppsala, Sweden
2010
31 Jan – 5 Feb | Singapore

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 26 Apr 2010