The Burden

THE BURDEN (MIN BÖRDA) 2017

14 min


A dark musical enacted in a modern market place, situated next to a large freeway. The employees of the various commercial venues deal with boredom and existential anxiety by performing cheerful musical turns. The apocalypse is a tempting liberator.


Script: Niki Lindroth von Bahr

Producer: Kalle Wettre, Malade

Music: Hans Appelqvist

Lyrics: Martin Luuk

Voices: Klungan


With support from The Swedish Film Institute, Film i Väst, Filmbasen, Rooftop Films, Film på Gotland


SELECTION OF FESTIVAL SCREENINGS:

Toronto International Film Festival

Cannes - Director's Fortnight

Annecy

Melbourne International Film Festival

Fantoche Internation Animation Festival

Hamptons International Film Festival

Sarajevo International Film Festival

Göteborg International Film Festival

Curtas Vila do Conde


AWARDS:

Short Cuts Award for Best International Short Film - Toronto International Film Festival

Cristal for Best Short Film - Annecy

Best Film - Fantoche International Animation Film Festival

Best Animation Short Film - Melbourne International Film Festival

Best Animation - Curtas Vila do Conde

Best Composer - NeXt International Film Festival

Best Professional Film - Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Audience Award - Festival Stop Motion Montreal

Best Swedish Short Film - Göteborg International Film Festival

Audience Award - Göteborg International Film Festival


Festival manager: Theo Tsappos - theo.tsappos@filminstitutet.se

Sales: New Europe Film Sales - marcin@neweuropefilmsales.com


Photos by Jorun Jonasson