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THAT SPECIAL SUMMER

by Nanna Huolman

synopsis

Gothenburg, Sweden 1984. Twelve-year-old Kid's world has been turned upside down. Just when she's won a prestigious essay contest and with it a dream summer job at Gothenburg Radio, her mother Ester suddenly drags her off to her home village in North Karelia, Finland. Angry and confused, Kid has no choice but to go with her. With them in the car are Ester's friend Sirkka and her thirteen-year-old son Jamppe. Kid and Jamppe have always been like brother and sister, but this summer everything changes between them. But why is Ester being so secretive, is the trip really just a summer visit? A tangle of lies threatens to ruin everything for Kid and her mother.

international title: That Special Summer
original title: Kid Svensk
country: Sweden
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Nanna Huolman
film run: 85'
screenplay: Nanna Huolman
cast: Mia Saarinen, Jim Rautiainen, Milka Ahlroth, Mari Rantasila, Ralph Carlsson, Mats Blomgren, Jonna Ekdahl
cinematography by: Rauno Ronkainen
art director: Lisa Holmqvist
producer: Helen Ahlsson
production: Tre Vänner Produktion, Sveriges Television AB - SVT, Film i Väst och SF, YLE, Canal+
backing: Svenska Filminstitutet, Finsk Filmfond, Eastern Finnish Film Comission.
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