Swedish short film heading to Berlinale

The Berlinale Shorts programme for 2017 has been announced, and the Swedish short film The Comet has been selected as part of the line-up.

Directed byVictor Lindgren, The Comet follows a young boy who comes across three foreign youngsters in the forest. Away from family and security, the boy is forced to do things and take a position in difficult situations.

Here’s the full list of shorts:

  • Altas Cidades de Ossadas (High Cities of Bone), João Salaviza, Portugal
  • Avant l’envol, Laurence Bonvin, Switzerland
  • The Boy from H2, Helen Yanovsky, Israel / Palestinian Territories
  • Call of Cuteness, Brenda Lien, Germany
  • Centauro (Centaur), Nicolás Suárez, Argentina
  • Cidade Pequena (Small Town), Diogo Costa Amarante, Portugal
  • Coup de Grâce, Salomé Lamas, Portugal
  • The Crying Conch, Vincent Toi, Canada
  • Ensueño en la Pradera (Reverie in the Meadow), Esteban Arrangoiz Julien, Mexico
  • Estás vendo coisas (You are seeing things), Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca, Brazil
  • Everything, David OReilly, USA / Ireland
  • Le film de l’été (A Summer’s Film), Emmanuel Marre, France / Belgium
  • Fishing Is Not Done On Tuesdays, Lukas Marxt & Marcel Odenbach, Germany / Austria
  • Fuera de Temporada (Out of Season), Sabrina Campos, Argentina
  • Hiwa, Jacqueline Lentzou, Greece
  • Os Humores Artificiais (The Artificial Humors), Gabriel Abrantes, Portugal
  • keep that dream burning, Rainer Kohlberger, Germany / Austria
  • Kometen (The Comet), Victor Lindgren, Sweden
  • Martin Pleure (Martin Cries), Jonathan Vinel, France
  • Miss Holocaust, Michalina Musielak, Poland / Germany
  • Monangambeee, Sarah Maldoror, Algeria
  • Oh Brother Octopus, Florian Kunert, Germany
  • The Rabbit Hunt, Patrick Bresnan, USA / Hungary
  • Street of Death, Karam Ghossein, Lebanon / Germany


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.