CLAES

Eng title: CLAES

Doc I 2010 I 24min I Swedish

Claes is a pensioner whose greatest wish is to finally make it to the nearby cinema. What if it rains? What if his sweater doesn’t match the shirt he is wearing? Probably better to stay in the safety of his own home and switch on the telly. In the total isolation of his solitary life, and out of an entirely unfounded fear of stepping outside his flat, Claes has turned his tidy home into a prison. With extreme sensitivity, this minimalistic film portrait captures Claes’s life and demonstrates just what loneliness can do to a person.

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PROD INFO

DIRECTOR

Martina Carlstedt

DOP

Martina Carlstedt

EDITOR

Britta Norell

PRODUCER

Geir Hansteen Jörgensen

SOUND DESIGN

Robert Heftner

With support from The Swedish Film Institute

FESTIVALS

Go Short- International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen 
Alcine Film Festival, Madrid 
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, KVIFF Czech Republic
True and False Film Fest, Culumbia, Missouri, USA
DOK Leipzig, Germany 
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Bergen International Film Festival, BIFF Norway
Göteborg Filmfestival, GIFF
Asterfest- International Film festival, Macedonia
Vienna Shorts, Austria

AWARDS

Best European Short Film Documentary – Go Short- International Short Film Festival
Best European Short Film competition award – Alcine Film Festival
Golden Horseshoe for best short documentary – Asterfest- International Film festival

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Selected Works

MålbrottskörenBy Ina Holmqvist & Martina Carlstedt

Svonni vs SkatteverketBy Maria Fredriksson

The Gullspång miracleBy Maria Fredriksson

Kvinna på gränsenBy Ellen Fiske

HotetBy Maria Fredriksson

ÖdesårenBy Martina Carlstedt

WastelandBY DANIEL MILTON

HundgårdenBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

Jag ringer pappaBy Martina Carlstedt & Ina Holmqvist

Ett jävla paradisBy Maria Fredriksson

Jag ringer mammaBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT & INA HOLMQVIST

Alla bara längtarBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

TjejskjutsenBY Ina Holmqvist

Afternoon TeaBy Maria Fredriksson

Tangokungens dotterBy Ina Holmqvist

The Love AgencyBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

Coffee TimeBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON

Micke & TommyBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

The quiet oneIna Holmqvist & Emelie Wallgren

Så NäraBy Ina Holmqvist & Emelie Wallgren

DrömresanBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON

Medan tid ärBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON