Maud Nycander (Citizen Schein, GFF 2017) explores life’s great relationship puzzles in a warmingly human documentary about two adults who have decided to get a divorce as the only way to continue feeling love.
At the beginning of the 2000s, Maud Nycander made a film about the couple Lena and Johan, two young people who fell head over heels in love and had a child within a year of meeting. As Maud now comes back to them, they have been together for 25 years, have three more or less grown-up children and are in the midst of a separation. Through charming flashbacks to the turbulent years with small children, shortly after the turn of the millennium and swooping down in the current relationship in transformation, a unique portrayal of life’s great undertakings – life-long love – arises. But how do you go on with life without your better half? How will the kids react and can a separation be the only way for love to survive?
- Annie Karlsson