Johanna believes to find happiness and security in her family live with husband and daughter. But facing her unfulfilled desire disturbs Johanna´s serenity.

FROM THE SPIRITS THAT I CALLED

                  ORIGINAL TITLE     Geister, die ich rief

                                 GENRE     Short Film/Drama

                               LENGTH     38 min.

                              FORMAT     HD, 16:9 Cinemascope, Color

                       LANGUAGES     German, Swedish

                        LOCATIONS     Hällefors/Sweden

  PRODUCTION COUNTRY     Germany

                             RELEASE     2012

                CO-PRODUCERS     Filmakademie BaWü, SWR, ARTE, BR

    IN COOPERATION WITH     Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts

                            FUNDING     MFG Film Funding

SYNOPSIS

Due to the death of her father, Johanna returns after 6 years of absence to her native village in the Swedish forest. It’s when she meets her early love Elis again, she suddenly irrevocably gets thrown off her balance. Until then, she nearly had managed to forget about him, but now she gets reminded of the unfortunate love that once bonded them together. Suddenly, all Johanna has always wanted seems to be possible.

Directors Note

In my cinematic work just as much as in my private life, I like to look at and deal with interpersonal relationships – with dreams, fears and desires. With soft caution and utter awareness I want to approach the inner conflict that lies within all of us driven by the beauty of the human soul, the emotional depths and the proximate diremption. I have just the same demands on „From the spirit, that I called". The movie is meant to tell a story of love and responsibility that is asking for truth, lie and consciousness. It shows the inability to be truthful and honest with ourselves while longing for the feeling of rationality, security and desire.

 

Lena Knauss

CAST / TEAM

Lisa Carlehed (JOHANNA)

Ola Rapace (ELIS)

Stephan Szász (AUGUST)

Claudia Onn (ALVA)

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Johanna believes to find happiness and security in her family live with husband and daughter. But facing her unfulfilled desire disturbs Johanna´s serenity.

FESTIVALS

BROADCASTS

Hof International Film Festival     October '12

Lünen Film Festival     November '12

Landshut Short Film Festival     March '13

Sehsüchte Film Festival, Potsdam     April '13

Shorts at Moonlight, Frankfurt/Main     July '13

Poitiers Film Festival     December '13

Filmschau BaWü     December '13