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1th DMZ Docs(2009)

I AM DOCU



Maggie in Wonderland

Ester Martin Bergsmark, Mark Hammarberg

  • Sweden, Finland
  • 2008
  • 72min
  • DigiBeta
  • color

Synopsis

Maggie in Wonderland takes us on a journey, led by our protagonist Maggie, of humor and sadness through Swedish everyday life. Maggie always co-ordinates high heels with a beret, and she loves gold. In Sweden where very different realities exist side by side, Maggie moves between the seemingly open-minded world of the language courses for immigrants and the tough atmosphere of the pubs and illegal clubs in Malmö. Maggie, a fascinating personality, participates in the filming from beginning to end and is eager to show the society from her own perspective. As the camera follows Maggie for three years we get to see things from an unconventional yet candid point of view. Throughout the film, we gradually get to know Maggie.

Underneath a sofa cushion, next to a box of jewelry and knives, she keeps letters from her son in Africa. Once he was grown-up, she left him behind to seek a better life for herself in Europe, but things didn’t turn out the way she had expected. This is a film about loneliness and about not being at home anywhere, a feeling a lot of people share, even if they don’t share Maggie’s fate. The energy and positive thinking that Maggie demonstrates throughout the film will inspire audience as well as giving hope for a better future.​

Review

Director

  • Ester Martin Bergsmark, Mark Hammarberg

    The directors met at the school of documentary film-making at BiskopsArnö. They have been working closely together for four years, developing a characteristic and innovative style. Their last film, Swallow it, was an experiment that has been described as a kick in the stomach of traditional film-making. Maggie in Wonderland is their feature film debut. Maggie in Wonderland (2008) Swallow It (2006) Goodbye, Flat (2004)​ 

Credit

  • ProducerAnna Byvald
  • Cinematography Ester Martin Bergsmark, Mark Hammarberg, Beatrice Andersson
  • Editor Anne Hovad Fischer
  • Music Sami Sänpäkkilä

Production Company & Distributor

Production Company & Distributor  Silverosa Film

Address  Tredje långgatan 21 413 28 Göteborg, Sweden

Tel  46 70 966 72 86

Email  info@silverosafilm.se​