Mantaray Film


Romanian beggar Florin and Swedish single mother Josefin fall in love after meeting outside the local grocery store. After eight months together, they marry and start a new life together in a small Swedish town. Florin studies Swedish and looks for work, but as the pressure from his family to send home money mounts, the dream of a better life is put to the test.


Director: Joanna Karlberg,, +46(0) 76 234 91 60

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Production Facts

Directors: Ellen Fiske, Joanna Karlberg
Producer: Anna Weitz
Cinematographer: Ellinor Hallin
Editor: Erika Gonzales, Kristin Grundström, Karolina Bengtsson
Sound design: Claes Lundberg
Original Music composed by: Katharina Nuttall, Linus Andersson
Swedish distribution: Folkets Bio
National theatrical release: September 20, 2019
Sales Agent: Looking for
Festival Distribution: The Swedish Film Intitute,

Financiers and co-producers: The Swedish Film Institute/Klara Grunning, NFTF, SVT, Film i Halland, Filmbasen/Film Stockholm, Film i Uppland, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen, Swedish Arts Grants Committee, YLE, NRK.

Selected for Nordisk Forum Pitch 2017

Selected for Twelve for the Future 2017/2018

Winner Tempo Pitch Award 2016