The Heart

Fanni Metelius

IFFR 2018

Bright Future

  • 100'
  • Sweden
  • 2018

Photographer Mika and music producer Tesfay prove to be each other’s first great loves. With their talents, her blonde hair and his black dreads, they are a beautiful couple that fits in perfectly in today’s Sweden. After a period of courtship, parties, sex and getting to know each other, they decide to live together. For the outside world, this hip couple presents an ideal picture, but behind those beautiful filters things start going wrong between the sheets. How do you express your feelings of shame and complicated inner conflicts to the other?

The Heart is a fresh, contemporary feature debut with one of the leading roles performed by the maker herself, who has also acted in Turist by Ruben Östlund. In different chapters, the development of a relationship is filmed close, accompanied by a lively soundtrack filled with dance music and hip-hop in both English and Swedish. A portrait of a new generation of young adults wrestling with intimacy, sexuality and great expectations.

 

Director
Fanni Metelius
Premiere
World premiere
Country of production
Sweden
Production Year
2018
Festival Edition
IFFR 2018
Length
100'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Hjärtat
Languages
Swedish, English
Producers
Rebecka Lafrenz, Mimmi Spång
Production Company
Garagefilm International
Sales
m-appeal
Screenplay
Fanni Metelius
Cinematography
Maja Dennhag
Editor
Fanni Metelius
Production Design
Julia Tegström
Sound Design
Calle Buddee Roos
Music
Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson
Cast
Ahmed Berhan, Fanni Metelius, Leona Axelsen, Daniella Mir, Suzanne Reuter, Claes Hartelius