Mantaray Film

Silvana (2017)


An intimate love story and filmic journey through the first years of the career of a contemporary feminist icon.

With her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression, Swedish rapper Silvana Imam has taken Scandinavia by storm. She uses her razor-sharp tongue to spotlight movements taking place in today's society, embodying the voice of a new generation along the way. This film follows Silvana from underground artist to icon, as she wins several major awards and forms an almost mythical relationship with Swedish pop-artist, Beatrice Eli.

However, after just one year in the limelight, it all came to a sudden halt. Silvana crashes under the pressure, fed-up with the the implications of being labeled a “strong female.” She decides to start showing new sides of herself “because there are no super-heroes, just human beings.”


Directors: Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring, Christina Tsiobanelis
Producers: Stina Gardell, Anna Weitz
Editor: Charlotte Landelius
Sound design: Mira Falk, Brian Dyrby
Dramaturgist: Hanna Lejonqvist
Composer: Therese Helgesson
Graphic Design: Parasto Backman
Colorist: Nanna Dalunde
Post Producer: Mattias Valenca
Release: 2017

"Silvana" is produced by Mantaray Film in coproduction with Influence Film, Cristina Ljungberg, SVT K special, Daniel Pynnönen, Emelie Persson, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen/Film Capital Stockholm, Lisa Widén, Film i Skåne, Lisa Nyed, Annica & Bo Uddenäs & Lillasyster Produktion, Jonas Mattson, with the support of The Swedish Film Institute, Antonio Russo Merenda, Creative Europe Media, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Beata Mannheimer, Filmbasen, Anne-Marie Söhrman Fermelin, Film Stockholm, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee & FilmCloud.

Contact Festivals
The Swedish Film Institute: Sara Rüster,,
Josefina Mothander,

Distribution Sweden
TriArt Film: Eva Essen, 

Press Sweden
Ylva Swedenborg, +46 70 898 38 48
Ebba Bjelkholm, +46 754 99 43

Other requests
Mantaray Film: Anna Weitz,, Stina Gardell,