Original title: Själakon
Director: Isabella Carbonell
Screenplay: Isabella Carbonell & Babak Najafi
Producers: Kjell Åhlund & Jörgen Andersson
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.
Festivals and nominations: Premiered at the Gothenburg International Film Festival (Startsladden) 2015. International premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, Semaine de la Critique, May 2015. Winner of Grand Jury Prize at AFI Fest, Los Angeles 2015. Bloggers Prize at Amnesty International Film Festival, Paris 2015. South by South West, March 2016.
Distribution: Theo Tsappos - Swedish Film Institute (international festivals), Barthélémy Étiévant - Wild Room (international sales).
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