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by John Skoog


A story composed of fragments of lives lived in the periphery. Based on stories gathered and formed among the people who live in the region, Ridge turns the setting into the film's node and main character. But like shadows over the landscape, some protagonists are distinguished: Beata, a seasonal worker who comes to Sweden for the first time, Aaron, a young man with a broken heart returning to the place where he grew up, and Billie, a girl lost in her first summer vacation. As the film follows their lives, which slowly merge with the landscape, a map is drawn of the confusion between machines, people and animals. It becomes clear how they all depend on each other, in this era where the future is obscured by man's violent imprint on the planet. 

international title: Ridge
original title: Säsong
country: Sweden
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: John Skoog
film run: 71'
screenplay: John Skoog, Anna Karisinska
cast: Agnieszka Podsiadlik, Artur Krajewski, Mateusz Więcławek, Grzegorz Falkowski, Aron Skoog
cinematography by: Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
film editing: Agnieszka Glinska
producer: Erik Hemmendorff
production: Plattform Produktion
backing: Swedish Film Institute (SE), Eurimages

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