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
Domestic Theatrical Release: September 15 2017
International Premiere: IDFA 2017
World Sales: Rise And Shine

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






Influence Film Club

Influence Film Club wants more people to watch documentary films and have meaningful conversations about them.

Visit the Silvana film page and download their Discussion Guide here.