Granny’s Dancing on the Table
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Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Sweden 
Year: 2015


Farmor dansar på bordet

85 min, color

Director Hanna Skold Screenplay Hanna Skold Cinematography Ita Zbroniec Zait Editing Patrik Forsell Music Giorgio Giampa Animation Daniel Svensson, Hanna Skold Cast Blanca Engstrom, Lennart Jahkel

Eini is 13 years old. She grows up isolated from society with her violent father, a man afraid of the world, who keeps Eini very close. He does everything he can to make her believe that the world outside and the people out there are evil and that all that has to do with sexuality and adulthood is dangerous. The brutality that Eini is exposed to pushes her to almost lose her sense of self. But through her contact with the force of nature, and by using her invincible fantasy, Eini is capable to create a world within, from which she can draw the strength to survive. The story of Eini's grandmother is told through animated sequences, the animated dolls providing a means to further explore fantasy and violence, conveying a state of the real and the imaginary, of the past and the present interlocked.

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Hanna Sköld


Granny’s Dancing on the Table is Hanna Sköld’s second feature film. She has a Masters Degree in film from Valand Academy Film in Gothenburg. Hanna Sköld is exploring new ways to create, finance and distribute her films through interaction with her audience, using transmedia and crowdfunding. With the Granny’s Dancing on the Table project she won the ARTE Power to the Pixel Pitch Prize in London 2010, MEDEA’s Co-Production Prize in Sweden and MEDIA’s European Talent Prize for Best Script in Cannes, both in 2011.








2009 Nasty Old People

2011 Tantlängtan (Short)

2015 Hilma (Short)

2015 Granny's Dancing on the Table