Ebba (15) is a loner; she is jealous of her big sister who has Downs syndrome and is very popular.  

Ebba is fifteen, has social anxiety and no friends. Her big sister Andrea has Downs syndrome, is super popular and has lots of friends. Today Andrea is going to a party with her friends. Even though Ebba is jealous, she joins her big sister and her friends. Soon Ebba begins to compete with her big sister.  

Production and distribution

Production Year:
2019
Production country:
Norway
Release date (national):
2019-06-14
Production company:
Barbosa Film AS
Financing company:
FilmLab
Producer:
Nina Maria Barbosa Blad

Director

  • Johanna Pyykkö

    Johanna Pyykkö (b. 1984) graduated from The Norwegian Film School with a bachelor’s degree in film directing in 2016. She has made several award-winning shorts and now works as a screenwriter for a tv-drama series for Norwegian state-broadcaster NRK and Motlys. She is also in development of the sci-fi-drama series YEAR 2098 and working with her debut feature film, Ebba & the Lover, which has received development funding from The Norwegian Film Institute. In the summer of 2018, Johanna is shooting her next short, The Manila Lover, which is produced by Barbosa Film and with funding for production from The Norwegian Film Institute. Her family is from Finland, she grew up in Sweden and now lives in Norway. Her films are often about identity, belonging/alienation, gender, and power.   

    Selected Filmography 

    2019 Ebba and The Lover (feature, in development) 

     2018 My Sister Dances (short)  

    2018 The Manila Lover (short, in pre-production)  

    2017 Stepping stones (experimental short) 

    2016 Oslo Traffic (short) 

    2013 Bevisa Det! / Prove it! (short) 

    2012 Lillasyster fixar kondomer (short) 

    2010 Vi Ska Plocka Pascal I Natt (short) 

    2009 Lögnarjävel (short)  

    Johanna Pyykkö

Cast

Ebba:
Johanna Garcia Vevelstad
Andrea:
Maya Amina Moustache Thuv
Veronika:
Veronika Sundin Johansen
Malin :
Malin Kathrine Eggum
Ann-Helen:
Annhelen Rydland
Peder:
Peder Fjeld
Martin :
Martin Qamar

Crew

Director:
Johanna Pyykkö
Screenplay:
Jørgen Færøy Flasnes
Johanna Pyykkö
Camera:
Mattias Pollak
Editor:
Johanna Pyykkö
Thomas Grotmol
Composer:
Jens Fougner
ProductionDesigner:
Ruxandra Stroe
Set Decorator:
Ruxandra Stroe
Prop Master:
Ruxandra Stroe
Costume Designer:
Johanna Pyykkö
Fanny Ovesen
Makeup artist:
Fanny Ovesen
Sound Design:
Johan Rasmus Pram
Sound engineer:
Eirik Linde
Sound Recording:
Eirik Linde
Yvonne Stenberg
Gjermund Skog
First assistant director:
Dag André Koteng
Renée Hansen Mlodyszewski
Casting:
Liv Mari Mortensen
Fanny Ovesen
Johanna Pyykkö

Technical information

Genre:
Drama
Youth
Format:
DCP 2k
Screen ratio:
1:1,37
Colour:
Colour
Sound format:
Stereo 5.1
Length in mins:
15'
Language:
Norwegian
Subtitles:
English

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