The OFFicyna Association
and the Pomeranian Dukes Castle
in Szczecin would like to invite you to the penultimate screening of "European Cinema Evenings with OFFicyna," dedicated to the latest Swedish films. The event will be held on August 23rd at the Münzhof courtyard at 10:00PM. The program is as follows:
"Förvaret" / "Detained", by Anna Persson, Shaon Chakraborty, documenary, SE 2015.
An award-winning documentary from within a Swedish immigration detention centre for rejected asylum seekers. An absorbing film that follows detainees and staff over the course of a summer. A mother separated from her children faces deportation, a young man waits for his life to begin, and staff members struggle with the impersonal bureaucracy required of their job. With great sensibility to its characters and environment, "Detained" depicts the silent psychological horror faced by those held in modern detention centres and questions this crucial, global phenomenon.
2016: Guldbagge award for best documentary; Kurt Linder Memorial Grant; FIPRESCI nomination.
2015: Victor Award for best feature shot in the Stockholmu region.
Anna Persson (born 1981 in Sweden) - graduated from the documentary directing programme at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts (2011), following studies in political science, gender studies, photography and feature jurnalism. "Detained" is Persson's feature debut, which further establishes her as a director providing new perspectives on one of the most burning human issue of today.
Shaon Chakraborty (born 1982 in Bangladesh) – a filmmaker with her background in fine arts and photography. "Detained" is her first documentary film. Chakraborty graduated from the prestigious Nordic School of Photography in 2010. Since then she has been working as a freelance photo journalist and photographer for newspapers and magazines.
The Curator of the Episode - Sweden project is Sven Eggers.
All screenings are admission-free.
Project co-financed by the Polish Film Institute
as part of the "Edukacja i upowszechnianie kultury filmowej - Priorytet III Filmowe inicjatywy lokalne" project.