Jimmie

Jesper Ganslandt

Jimmie is four years old. His father assures him that he will see his mother, who has suddenly disappeared, again. Jimmie believes him; what toddler wouldn’t? Even when his nice life in Stockholm disintegrates even more, Jimmie continues to cling to the promises. To an adult’s hand, a friendly face, and his trusty cuddly toy.

In his fourth feature, Jesper Ganslandt (Falkenberg Farewell, The Ape) shows with great assurance and empathy how a child tries to survive in times of desperation and loss. Jimmie, with his long blonde hair and hip Fjällräven rucksack, is forced to flee Sweden in search of a secure future. The journey is long and hazardous. The question "What if it happened to us?" underpins the impressionist film Jimmie; with a simple reversal, Ganslandt brings the refugee crisis horribly close to Western European audiences. But this film also transcends its strong concept and is primarily a compelling, fascinating drama, superbly acted by Ganslandt himself and his young son Hunter.

Opening Film IFFR 2018
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Screenings

  • Pathé 1
    English subtitles
    Wed 24 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Doelen Willem Burger Zaal
    English subtitles
    Thu 25 Jan Buy
  • Pathé 4
    English subtitles
    Mon 29 Jan Buy
  • Cinerama 1
    English subtitles
    Fri 2 Feb Buy
  • Schouwburg Grote Zaal
    English subtitles
    Sat 3 Feb Buy

More information

Filmmaker
Jesper Ganslandt
Premiere
World premiere
Country
Sweden, Austria, Croatia
Year
2018
Medium
DCP
Length
91’
Language
Swedish, German, Croatian
Producer
Juan Pablo Libossart, Jesper Kurlandsky, Hedvig Lundgren, Jesper Ganslandt
Production Company
Fasad AB
Sales
Fasad AB
Writer
Jesper Ganslandt
Cinematography
Måns Månsson
Editor
Jesper Ganslandt, Magnus Svensson
Production Design
Johan Broomé
Sound Design
Björn Baummann
Music
Jon Ekstrand
Cast
Jesper Ganslandt, Hunter Ganslandt, Christopher Wagelin, Anna Littorin, Marita Fjeldheim Wierdal, Ellen Sarri Littorin