Mantaray Film

JOSEFIN & FLORIN (2019)

Romanian beggar Florin and Swedish single mother Josefin fall in love after meeting outside the local grocery store. After eight months together, they marry and start a new life together in a small Swedish town. Florin studies Swedish and looks for work, but as the pressure from his family to send home money mounts, the dream of a better life is put to the test.

Contact

Director: Joanna Karlberg, joanna.karlberg@gmail.com, +46(0) 76 234 91 60

Presskit: Download here

Production Facts

Directors: Ellen Fiske, Joanna Karlberg
Producer: Anna Weitz
Cinematographer: Ellinor Hallin
Editor: Erika Gonzales, Kristin Grundström, Karolina Bengtsson
Sound design: Claes Lundberg
Original Music composed by: Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson
Swedish distribution: Folkets Bio
National theatrical release: September 20, 2019
Sales Agent: Looking for
Festival Distribution: The Swedish Film Intitute, sara.ruster@filminstitutet.se

Financiers and co-producers: The Swedish Film Institute/Klara Grunning, NFTF, SVT, Film i Halland, Filmbasen/Film Stockholm, Film i Uppland, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, YLE, NRK.

Awarded a Guldbagge (Swedish academy award) for best editing 2020

Best Film in the Romanian Competition at Astra filmfestival 2020

Selected for Nordisk Forum Pitch 2017

Selected for Twelve for the Future 2017/2018

Winner Tempo Pitch Award 2016

 

Press coverage 

"Josefin & Florin - Kris efter bröllopet - räcker kärleken?" / SVD 20190919

"Josefon & Florin - en udda kärlekshistoria" / DN 20190919

"Josefin & Florin. Fin men vag kärlekshistoria" / AB 20190918

"Filmrecension: Patos för de utsatta i Josefin & Florin" SVT 20190920

"Kärlek över gränserna i svenska dokumentären 'Josefin & Florin'" / SR 20190920

"Josefin & Florin" / Nöjesguiden 20190919

"Josefin & Florin är ett närgånget och tankeväckande porträtt av två människor som kämpar för kärlekn." Filmtopp.se 190919