In 2013, approximately 40 men and women and a number of dogs move into "The Rainbow" in Stockholm. The world's first retirement home for gay people. The generation growing up after World War II, in which gays were sent to concentration camps. Homosexuality was outlawed, branded as a disease, disgraced. As Agneta, Ingbritt and Thomas move into a new home and a new community, new spaces are opened up. And for the first time in their lives, they find a home, and start loving themselves.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2018
Production country:
Sweden
Co production country:
Norway
Release date (international):
2018-01-27
Production company:
Mantaray Film AB
Co production company:
Gründer Film AS
Financing company:
Swedish Film Institute
Norwegian Film Institute
Producer:
Stina Gardell
Co producer:
Bente Olav
Film consultant:
Klara Grunning
Helle Hansen

Director

  • Mette Aakerholm Gardell

    Mette Aakerholm Gardell's topics are often identity, the sense of belonging or exclusion. From the unique point of view of  being a lesbian woman, she poses questions on human existence and condition.   Living. Loving is her third feature length documentary . Not a Man In Sight"(2012) and Daddy’s Love (2010) is Aakerholm Gardells previous TV and festival films.   

    Mette Aakerholm Gardell

Festivals

2018:
Göteborg International Film Festival
2018:
Tempo Documentary Festival
2018:
Human International Documentary Film Festival

Crew

Director:
Mette Aakerholm Gardell
Screenplay:
Mette Aakerholm Gardell
Cinematographer:
Ellinor Hallin
Editor:
Max Eriksson
Composer:
Rebekka Karijord

Technical information

Format:
DCP 2k
Length in mins:
83'
Language:
Swedish
English
Subtitles:
English

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