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STARRING MAJA

by Teresa Fabik

synopsis

In a small town somewhere in long and narrow Sweden, lives Maja. Long hair, blue eyes, eighteen. Her life's dream is to become an actress. She wants to be the centre of attention, she wants everyone to see her, wants them to see the beautiful human being she is on the inside. Unfortunately for her, her physique is all wrong. Heavily overweight, clumsy and socially inept, Maja struggles to realise her life's dream during her final term at high school, as she is dogged by the prejudices of the people around her against someone with the "wrong" appearance. Yet she struggles on regardless, trying to find the strength and the self-esteem necessary to really take centre stage.

international title: Starring Maja
original title: Prinsessa
country: Sweden
sales agent: Svensk Filmindustri International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Teresa Fabik
film run: 91'
release date: SE 11/09/2009, NO 23/10/2009
screenplay: Teresa Fabik
cast: Zandra Andersson, Moa Silén, Maria Lundqvist, Anastasios Soulis
cinematography by: Tobias Höiem Flyckt
film editing: Martin Hunter, Michal Leszczylowski
art director: Gilles Balabaud
costumes designer: Mimmi Harms Oredsson
music: Louise Heaney
producer: Sandra Harms, Jessica Ask, Morgan Bushe, Lotta Dolk, Macdara Kelleher, Jon Petersson
production: Breidablick Film AB, Film i Väst, Fastnet Films, Sonet Film, Kanal 5
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