THE LOVE AGENCY

Swedish title: Kärlekförmedlingen

Doc I 2013 I 28 min I Russian 

In an age when even the KGB returns to typing machines there’s even less cause to rely on the Internet in matters of love. At a marriage agency in Arkhangelsk, not far from the Arctic Circle, things are still organised on an analogue basis, with a folder of pictures. Men and women come here with the same dream: to find love. Owner Svetlana boldly brings together what didn’t come together in life. What happens next, though, can end either way. Everything is always a little too much, too sweet, too greasy. Is it fake? But who knows what real love is?

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PROD INFO

DIRECTOR

Martina Carlstedt

DOP

Martina Carlstedt

EDITORS

Alexandra Litén
Martina Carlstedt

GRAPHIC DESIGN

Mario Sierra

PRODUCER

Martina Carlstedt

POSTPRODUCER

Maja Lindén

MUSIC

Olle Markensten
Eirik Roland

ANIMATION

Joanna Rubin

SOUND/MIX

Bumblebee sound

FESTIVALS

Tempo Documentary Film Festival
Prize: Tempo Short Award for best short documentary
Stockholms feministiska filmfestival 
DOK Leipzig, Germany 
Go Short- International Short Film Festival, Nijmegen 
Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg KFF
Guangzhou International Documentary Film Festival GZDOC, China
Indielisboa, Portugal

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Selected Works

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Svonni vs SkatteverketBy Maria Fredriksson

The Gullspång miracleBy Maria Fredriksson

The White BusBy Ellis Hallin & Emelie Jönsson

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

Coffee TimeBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON

Micke & TommyBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

The quiet oneIna Holmqvist & Emelie Wallgren

ClaesBY MARTINA CARLSTEDT

Så NäraBy Ina Holmqvist & Emelie Wallgren

DrömresanBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON

Medan tid ärBY MARIA FREDRIKSSON