Afternoon encounter

A film about love by Henning Mankell, featuring two of the country’s leading actors

They have been married for more than 60 years. Now, she wants to separate, in order to die in peace. Separating is heart-rending for a young person. How is it then for an older person, who has shared his entire adult life with the other person? When life and memories are interwoven and are barely distinguishable.

“Afternoon Encounter” is about love like we never see it today, through an ageing couple’s experience of life, their joy, anger and sorrow. The dialogue between the woman and man is drastic and sometimes grotesque; the physical encounter is uncommonly close and direct. They both display strength of character and a never-ending willingness to move forward, to separate in order to start again. Late in life, maybe just before it ends.
“Afternoon Encounter” is a co-production involving Anagram, Film i Skåne, SVT, the Ystad-Österlen film fund foundation and Chimney, and with support from the Swedish Film Institute (film consultant for Moving Sweden: Helen Ahlsson).

Production year: 2017
Producer: Martin Persson
Director: Åsa Kalmér
Writer: Henning Mankell
Cast: Gunnel Lindblom och Sven-Bertil Taube
Cinematographer: Simon Pramsten
Editor: Gustav Öström