Amateurs (Amatörer)

2018 | Sweden | NR | 102 min.
Film Info
Section:Friends Screening
Release Year:2018
Runtime:102 min.
Premiere Status:Midwest Premiere
Rating:NR
Production Country:Sweden
Original Language:Swedish
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Gabriele Pichler
Produced by:Anna-Maria Kantarius
Screenwriter:Jonas Hassen Khemiri
Gabriele Pichler
Cinematography:Johan Lundborg
Editing By:Johan Lundborg
Andreas Nilsson
Gabriele Pichler
Cast:Shada Ismaeel
Maria Nohra
Susanne Hedman
Jan Crusemen

Description

Times are tough in the quaint Swedish hamlet of Lafors. The main industries of the once prosperous town are barely hanging on and in need of a serious economic boost. Enter the Wal-Mart-esque chain Superbilly and their plans to open a new location, maybe in Lafors. The cash-strapped town council’s big idea to set them apart? Inviting local high schoolers armed with selfie sticks to make a promotional video. When they realize the teens may not be quite up to the task, plans are scrapped. But two participants from very different immigrant families, Aida and Dana, take the mission to heart and continue to capture the reality of their changing multicultural community and its underrepresented voices to hilarious and poignant effect. With an effortless charm and infectious DIY spirit, this irresistible social comedy is a warm reminder of the wonderful things that happen when people tell their own stories.

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