Something Must Break

Something Must Break

Dir: Ester Martin Bergsmark / Sweden / 2014 / Colour / 85 mins / Swedish

something_mustbreak_1A love story of two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and one is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It’s them against the polished Swedish society. They dream about escaping boredom and the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie- the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears. This is the summer when everything happens and both of them will choose paths that will determine their lives forever. It’s a battle for love where Sebastian finally has to realise that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within himself and not let his happiness depend on someone else.

Direction Ester Martin Bergsmark
Production Anna-Maria Kantarius
Screenplay Eli Leven, Ester Martin Bergsmark
Editing Ester Martin Bergsmark, Andreas Nilsson, Marlene Billie Andreasen, Hanna Storby
Cinematography Lisabi Fridell, Minka Jakerson
Cast Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, ShimaNiavarani, Mattias Ahlen

Awards / Festivals

  • Chicago IFF -Silver Q Hugo Award, Best Feature
  • Guadalajara IFF -Premio Maguey, Best Feature Film
  • Goteborg FF, London FF, Queer Lisboa – Festival Internacional
  • de Cinema Queer -Jury Prize, Best Feature Film, Tribeca FF
  • Rotterdam IFF-Tiger Award , Seville European FF, Stockholm FF