In early 20th century Sweden, an unmarried woman gives birth to a baby girl, a great shame to her family and the conservative mores of the time. Labelled a whore, she is forced to place her “bastard” in various shelters, foster families and orphanages, where little Hervor grows up in dire conditions, unwanted by all and rejected from society.    

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2016
Production country:
Sweden
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2016-11-20
Production company:
Bautafilm AB
Co production company:
Pomor Film AS
Producer:
Therese Högberg
Co producer:
Knut Skoglund

Director

  • Knutte Wester

    Knutte Wester (b. 1977) was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Umeå and Johannesburg. He has exhibited internationally since 2003 and is represented by Gallery Andersson/Sandström. His debut film was the documentary Gzim Rewind (2012) followed by the short film Dawn in a City without Name which won best Swedish Short at Tempo 2014. In 2015 he won several awards for his artistic work, including the price from ABF and a working grant from the Swedish Artist Grants’ Committee for his work. In 2015 he was Artist in Residence at NARS in New York, working with the film project A Bastard Child.  

Crew

Director:
Knutte Wester
Screenplay:
Knutte Wester
Editor:
Jesper Osmund
Narrator:
Inga Landgré
Sound Design:
Boris Laible
Santa Ratniece
Composer:
Boris Laible
Santa Ratniece
Camera:
Knutte Wester

Technical information

Format:
DCP 4k
Screen ratio:
16:9
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
57'
Language:
Swedish
Subtitles:
English

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