She-Monkeys | TIFF


Apflickorna (Sweden)

Directed by:
Lisa Aschan
Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindquist, Sergej Merkusjev, Adam Lundgren, Sigmund Hovind
TIFF edition:

Two young women are caught up in a struggle of power, temptation and maddening attraction. Emma is a girl who likes to control. When she tries out for the local voltige (horseback acrobatics) team she meets Cassandra, a strong, attractive and vivacious girl. They quickly become best friends, but rapid-fire confusion sets in. Feelings of jealousy, competiveness and sexual attraction have them pushing each other to their limits. Are they in love with each other? Will they pass each other’s constant tests? Who will win the fight for control? When Emma fails to make the team she decides to take matters into her own hands. Facing up to Cassandra in the stables she slams a pitchfork into her leg... 

Festivals: Berlin 2011 (Generation), Göteborg 2011, Tribeca 2011, San Francisco IFF 2011

Awards: Dragon Award Best Nordic Film -  Göteborg 2011, Generation 14+ sidebar Special Mention