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The Lindstrom family, artists and participants in the 1968 protests, move to a bourgeois suburb of Stockholm in the early 80s.

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The Gang of Lidingo is an autobiographical fairy-tale for adults, told from the children’s naive perspective. It’s about how my family changed the 70’s left-winged part of Stockholm for Lidingo, a upper class suburb with conservative ideals, just as the 80’s had begun. In our new neighbourhood we, the children, were regarded as suspect elements. Did we belong to the refugee camp that recently moved here? And what were we planning, while the journalists were sneaking around? Talented in diplomacy, we finally got new friends. They taught us how to get to drive in the VIP lane, and how to live a jet set life. And our teachers weren’t just anybody. The gang of Lidingo ended up behind bars. So far so good, we thought. Then one day the journalists knocked on my family’s door.

”The Gang of Lidingo” received The Swedish Short Story award 2009, instituted by the Swedish Public Television and The Swedish Film Institute, on the following grounds:

A personal story with well-chiselled characters. Humorous interpretations of both young and old. A good narrative technique from an interesting angle. It amuses and alarms us pragmatic people of today with a both completed and uncompleted class journey.
suburb ideals autobiographic utopia sisters money naive neighbourhood




Copyright © 2009 Garagefilm International AB

Previous screenings

23 Jan – 2 Feb | Göteborg, Sweden
Fantoche: International Animation Film Festival
8 Sep – 13 Sep | Baden, Switzerland
24 Sep – 26 Sep | Eksjö, Sweden
25 Sep – 30 Sep | Oulu, Finland
Balkanima: European Festival of Animated Film
6 Oct – 10 Oct | Belgrade, Serbia
16 Oct – 19 Oct | Stockholm, Sweden
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
19 Oct – 25 Oct | Uppsala, Sweden
5 Nov – 10 Nov | Korea, South
13 Nov – 22 Nov | Wiesbaden, Germany
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival + Animated Dreams, Sleepwalkers, Just Film
18 Nov – 22 Nov | Tallinn, Estonia
Stockholm Film Festival
18 Nov – 29 Nov | Stockholm, Sweden
European Film Festival of Lille
26 Feb – 5 Mar | Lille, France
4 Mar – 8 Mar | Vienna, Austria
Stuttgart International Festival of Animated Film
4 May – 9 May | Stuttgart, Germany

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Information on this profile is provided by the film owners and/or compiled from available sources | Profile updated 14 Jan 2010