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Eat Sleep Die

When the forceful young Muslim Swedish/Balkan “take-no-shit” factory worker Raša loses her job, she faces the system of unemployment.
With no high school diploma, no job – but her boots deeply stained with the mud of the small town she grew up in – Raša finds herself on collision course with society.

 

“I wanted to make a film about the people I’ve always loved – but was ashamed to be part of.
I wanted to redefine the Swede’s image of Sweden and national identity.
I wanted the leading role to be an intense, cocky, straight- forward Muslim working class girl who doesn’t give a shit what others think about her.
I wanted to portrait a father-daughter relationship I never got to see on screen when I was a young girl.
I wanted to tell the story about young people today, in the midst of
the European unemployment crisis, trying to adapt to a contradictory society.”

 

 

Gabriela Pichler, born 11th of March 1980 in Huddinge, Sweden, left her job at the cookie factory to attend the School of Film Directing in Gothenburg.
In 2009, her graduation project – the short film
Scratches was awarded the Swedish national film award “Guldbaggen”. Internationally the film won several awards, among them “Best film” at Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary.

EAT SLEEP DIE is her debut feature film.

Gabriela was born to working class parents in a segregated suburb, of Stockholm, Huddinge. Her Bosnian and Austrian born parents later moved the family out to the provincial countryside.
Ms.Pichler’s films focus on social class and cultural identity. Her work searches for authenticity and the unexpected in everyday life and often incorporates amateurs.

Utmärkelser

  • LUX2013

    Nominated in LUX Prize 2013 − Official Selection

  • Svenska_filmakademin

    Kurt Linders scholarship 2012 goes to Gabriela Pichler

  • sguardialtroveLOGO

    Lungometraggi Nuovi Sguardi – Best Picture, Producer China Åhlander

  • Angers film festival

    Angers Film Festival 2013, Grand Prix du Jury – Best Picture, Producer China Åhlander

  • Angers film festival

    Angers Film Festival 2013, Best Actress in a Leading Role for Nermina Lukač

  • Svenska filmkritikerförbundet

    The Swedish Federation of Film Critics, Greta Award 2012 – Gabriela Pichler

  • Guldbaggen_pris

    Guldbagge Award 2013 – Best Picture, Producer China Åhlander

  • Guldbaggen_pris

    Guldbagge Award 2013 – Best Director, Gabriela Pichler

  • Guldbaggen_pris

    Guldbagge Award 2013 – Best Screenplay, Gabriela Pichler

  • Guldbaggen_pris

    Guldbagge Award 2013 – Best Actress in a Leading Role for Nermina Lukač

  • EN_oriz

    Venice Film Festival – Audience Award

  • Zurich Film Festival

    Zurich Film Festival – Competition - Special Mention for actress Nermina Lukač

  • Film Days Lubeck

    Nordic Film days Lübeck – NDR Film Prize

  • American Film Institute Festival

    American Film Institute Festival – Grand Jury Prize - New Auteur Section

  • Seville International Film Festival

    Seville International Film Festival – Golden Giraldillo & Best Actress for Nermina Lukač

  • Stockholm Film Festival

    Stockholm film festival – Årets Rising Star

  • ef

    European Film Promotion (EFP) – Nermina Lukač Shooting Star 2013

  • Nojesguidens Malmo_Lundapris 2102

    Nojesguidens Malmo/Lunda award 2012

Ata Sova Do Foto: Gabriela Pichler

Press material

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Eat Sleep Die 2012

English Trailer

 

Ata Sova Do Foto: Zoltan Sari

Synopsis

Ever wondered who packs the fresh plastic-sealed salad you are having for lunch?
Who the people losing their factory jobs in dead end small towns would be? Ready for a visit to the “new” Sweden?
When the forceful young Muslim Swedish/Balkan “take-no-shit” factory worker Raša loses her job, she faces the system of unemployment.
With no high school diploma, no job – but her boots deeply stained with the mud of the small town she grew up in – Raša finds herself on collision course with society and it’s contradictable values and expectations.
First time amateur actors play all of the main characters in the film.

Ata Sova Do Foto: Zoltan Sari

World sales

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Ata Sova Do Foto: Johan Lundborg

Italian and International press

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Email: claudia@claudiatomassini.com
Italian cell: +39 334 3075056
www.claudiatomassini.com

Ata Sova Do Foto: Johan Lundborg

Festivals

Svenska Filminstitutet
Gunnar Almér
Box 27 126
S-105 10 Stockholm
+46-8-665 12 08
gunnar.almer@sfi.se
www.sfi.se

Gabriela Pichler Photo of director

Biography Gabriela Pichler

Gabriela Pichler, born 11th of March 1980 in Huddinge, Sweden, left her job at the cookie factory to attend the School of Film Directing in Gothenburg.
In 2009, her graduation project – the short film
“Scratches” was awarded the Swedish national film award “Guldbaggen”. Internationally the film won several awards, among them “Best film” at Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary.
EAT SLEEP DIE is her debut feature film.

Gabriela was born to working class parents in a segregated suburb, of Stockholm, Huddinge. Her Bosnian and Austrian born parents later moved the family out to the provincial countryside.
Ms.Pichler’s films focus on social class and cultural identity. Her work searches for authenticity and the unexpected in everyday life and often incorporates amateurs.

 

 

 

FILMOGRAPHY

• Eat Sleep Die (Äta Sova Dö), 104 min, feature, 2012
• Scratches (Skrapsår)
, 22 min, short, 2008
• Tova & Tess – King & Queen of the World, 3 min, short, 2008 Tokyo
• Underground Party, 7 min, short, 2007
• Boredom (Leda), 7 min, short, 2007
• Man måste va frisk för att orka ha ont, 25 min, short doc, 2005
• Nångång, 10 min, short documentary, 2004

 

 

 

AWARDS

Scratches

• Sweden National Film Award, Best short film of 2009
• Fresh Film Fest in Karlovy Vary, Main Prize for the Best Film 2009
• Munich International Festival of Film Schools, Special Prize of the Jury President 2009
• Uppsala short film festival, Best cinematography 2009
• Unifest International University Film Festival Fuenlabrada, First Prize for the Best Film 2010
• Gimli Film festival 2010 in Canada, Best Short Film for Artistic Achievement 2010
• 2 Annas International Short Film Festival in Latvia, Diploma award “for the masterful handling of complex subject of teenage relationship” 2010.
• WATCH Audience Award 2010, Sweden.

Nångång
• Award for Best mise-en-scène at Nonstop Filmfestival 2004

 

 

 

EDUCATION Gabriela Pichler
• 2005-2009 Gothenburg School of Film Directing – Bachelor’s degree in Film Directing
• 2004-2005 Ethnological and Socio-cultural Documentary film
• 2003-2004 Öland School of Documentary Film
• 2000-2003 Bachelor’s degree in Film Studies.

China Ahlander

Producer China Åhlander

China Åhlander started out as a producer by bringing her own documentaries to life. The film Close to the Soil ((2001) was awarded Best documentary at the Aspen Film Festival and her film about the Swedish community in Ukraine, Old Swedish Village (1991), was shown all over Scandinavia.

 

 

 

The short film Birthday (2010), directed by Jenifer Malmqvist, was premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and has been screened at over 130 festivals around the world.

 

 

China Åhlander has been in the film business since 1985 and has worked at almost every department in the film production process, mainly as a location manager, production manager and FAD at both Swedish and international feature film productions.

As a producer China Åhlander works very closely to the directors and their scripts and is fully committed throughout the whole creative process.

 

 

Eat Sleep Die is China Åhlander’s first feature film as a producer.

 

 

curiosity 1: China Åhlander has a special interest in film sound and has taken part in a lot of film sound seminars and has written articles on film sound, i e in the former magazine TM edited by the Swedish Film Institute.

 

curiositiy 2: Half-Italian producer China Åhlander has Venetian roots on her mother’s side – Renata Centenari Åhlander.

 

curiositiy 3: China Åhlander started her film education already at home.

Her mother Renata Centenari Åhlander founded the Children- & Youth Film Festival ­– BUFF, in Malmö in 1983 (and invited Nanni Moretti at an early stage to the festival).

Her father Lars Åhlander worked as editor in chief at the Swedish FIlm Institute and encouraged his daughter to study film after high school.

 

curiosity 4: China Åhlander’s first job in the film industry was as an apprentice editor at the featureThe Sacrifice (Offret) 1986, directed by Andrej Tarkovskij, edited by Michał Leszczyłowski, produced by Anna-Lena Wibom, The Swedish Film Institute, Sweden.

 

curiosity 5: China Åhlander is really good with animals, especially horses.

 

curiosity 6: China Åhlander speaks Swedish, English and of course Italian.

Produktionsinformation

Character
Raša: Nermina Lukač
Father: Milan Dragišić
Nicki: Jonathan Lampinen
Peter: Peter Fält
Rosi: Ružica Pichler

 

Creative team
Director: Gabriela Pichler
Screenplay: Gabriela Pichler
Cinematographer: Johan Lundborg
Editors: Gabriela Pichler & Johan Lundborg
Sound design: Martin Hennel
Music:  Andreas Svensson & Jonas Isaksson
Casting: Lotta Forsblad
Costume: Sandra Woltersdorf
Makeup: Kaj Grönberg

Produktion
Produced by: China Åhlander
Executive producer: Martin Persson
Production company: Anagram
Co-producers: Film i Skåne: Ralf Ivarsson, Sveriges Television; Gunnar Carlsson
Film i Väst; Jessica Ask
In collaboration with Solid Entertainment, Hinden, Pirayafilm
With the financial support from Svenska Filminstitutet; Suzanne Glansborg, BoostHbg, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

 

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