Original title: Pojkarna
Director: Isabella Carbonell
Screenplay: Isabella Carbonell & Babak Najafi
Producers: Jörgen Andersson & Kjell Åhlund
Co-producers: Ami Ekström (Film Väst)
Genre: Drama (short)
Year of release: 2015
Markus is in an institution for young sex offenders. He is a shy boy whose face tells wordless stories. There is no physical intimacy to be found, so the inmates wrestle. It is a place where skinlessness quivers in the air. Markus's only friend inside is the wayward, violent Tobias. Markus's trial approaches, and then Tobias will find out why Markus has been locked up.
Awards and nominations:
Dokufest (Kosovo), Milano Film Festival, Lübeck Nordic Film Days, Festival International de Contis, Gothenburg International Film Festival(Startsladden), Buff Filmfestival (Malmö), Helsinki International Film Festival, Sao Paulo International Film Festival, KuFF - Kumu Art Film Festival (Tallin), Lago Film Fest, Québec City Film Festival, Tofifest (Torun, Poland), Uppsala Kortfilmsfestival, Nashville Film Festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Leeds International Film Festival, Kiev International Film Festival, Love and Anarchy (Helsinki).
Distribution: Theo Tsappos - Swedish Film Institute (international festivals), Barthélémy Étiévant - Wild Room (international sales).
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