A gripping story of 13-year-old Sasha, who refuses to let herself cry despite immeasurable sorrow. Following her mother’s death, she decides to become a stand-up comedian, wanting to bring back smiles on other people’s faces – especially her dad. A brilliantly acted, deeply moving triumph of Scandinavian cinema for young audiences.
sensitive content: death of a parent, bereavement, depression
She studied at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and at the European Film College in Denmark. After several successful short films such as Eating Lunch and the series Double Life, she made her feature film debut in 2015 with My Skinny Sister for which she received the Crystal Bear at the Berlin Film Festival as well as the Audience Award at the Göteborg Film Festival.
Her most recent work is the popular series Thin Blue Line made for SVT, as well as the Viaplay series Thunder in My Heart.