MANDATORY SWEDISH

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He (Elmer Bäck) is seriously constipated, while she (Linda Zilliacus) is deeply concerned about the state of their Swedish-speaking minority in Finland. Who and what will suffer, when his biological needs clash with her unwavering idealism?

Språkfrågan was one of the winning projects in a competition for new Finnish-Swedish short films. It is directed by Niklas Lindgren whose credits include the animated series Pasila 2.5 and tv-series Jättekiva.


Directed by: Niklas Lindgren
Written by: John Lundsten
DOP: Anssi Leino
Production designer: Tony Alfström
Sound designer: Panu Riikonen
Edited by: Mikko Sippola
Make-up designer: Heidi Kjellman
Costume designer: Laura Malinen
Music by: Artturi Taira
Graphic designer: Anu Saari
Line producer: Paula Pitkänen

Starring: Linda Zilliacus, Elmer Bäck, Janne Reinikainen, Stan Saanila

Produced by: John Lundsten

Original title: Språkfrågan
Finnish title: Kielikysymys
Length: 12 minutes
Premiere: Go Short Film Festival 2017

Festivals: Go Short Film Festival, Kyiv International Film Festival, Shots International Film Festival, Season Film Festival, Helsinki International Film Festival, London Worldwide Comedy Festival, Portland Comedy Festival etc.