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GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS

by Mikel Cee Karlsson

synopsis

Life follows its peaceful course in a remote little town in the Swedish forest. On his way back from buying his daily paper the King – a bearded eccentric wearing a strange gold tunic – shakes the hand of a child who takes him for a Viking. Bertil surveys the parks, fairs, and forests in search of new subjects to photograph: a dog, an earthworm, a group of friends, a cow. Behind well-trimmed hedges, Hans and Gun-Britt wonder whether the stone they have just installed in their garden is too small. These characters, among many others, enliven sometimes absurd little scenes in this immersive exploration of everyday life in a particular place in Sweden.

international title: Greetings From the Woods
original title: Hälsningar från skogen
country: Sweden
year: 2009
genre: animation
directed by: Mikel Cee Karlsson
film run: 75'
release date: SE 27/03/2009
screenplay: Mikel Cee Karlsson
cinematography by: Mikel Cee Karlsson
film editing: Mikel Cee Karlsson
producer: Erik Hemmendorff
production: Plattform Produktion, Film i Väst, Sveriges Television AB - SVT, Film i Halland
backing: The Swedish Film Institute/Tove Torbiörnsson, Konstnärsnämnden
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