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Film & Talks 1: Maria Eriksson-Hecht – shorts package

Film & Talks 1: Maria Eriksson-Hecht – shorts package

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I think I have a crush on you

Jag tror jag är lite kär i dig. Sweden 2017. Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht. 9 min. Language: Swedish. Subtitles: English. Rec. from age 12.

I Think I Have a Crush on You is a short about grooming and is based on real events. Both well-publicised and lesser-known cases, where it’s mainly young girls who have been put through the most appalling experiences. In the film, we meet Nadja, who gets to know a guy, William, online. They flirt a bit, sending innocent messages back and forth to one another, but William soon wants more.

Also screened in the shorts package New Swedish Shorts 1 

Schoolyard blues

Skolstartssorg. Sweden 2017. Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht. 17 min. Language: Swedish. Subtitles: English. Rec. from age 8.

On John’s first day at school, his 11-year-old elder brother Mika unexpectedly turns up to accompany him. But Mika plans to do more than just take John to school. On the way there, he wants to teach him about all the brutal rules and demands of the school playground and the world at large.

Also screened in the film package Film & talks 4: My New Home is a Trailer

Ahmed & Markus

Sweden 2017. Director: Maria Eriksson-Hecht. 9 min. Language: Swedish. Subtitles: English. Rec. from age 12.

Ahmed is bullied at school. His day is made up of verbal and physical abuse from Markus and his mates. At home, Markus is himself subject to abuse by his dad. The film gives us an unblinkered and nuanced picture of bullying, and of the consequences faced by victims.

Also screened in the shorts package New Swedish Shorts 1

About Maria Eriksson-Hecht

Maria Eriksson-Hecht graduated as a film director from Stockholm University of the Arts. The subject of her Master’s Thesis was working with and directing children. Maria has previously held a Master Class on the subject at BUFF. The film Schoolyard Blues (2017) won the Children’s Choice Award at the 2017 Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.

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Original titleFilm & samtal 1: Maria Eriksson Hecht – kortfilmspaket
Run time
DirectorMaria Eriksson-Hecht
Production country Sweden
Subtitles English
Target groupTonårsfilm (12+ år), Ungdomsfilm (15+ år)
Age rec.8+