The Girl

The Girl

Blanca Engstrom as THE GIRL, a film directed by Fredrik Edfeldt. Courtesy Olive Films, all rights reserved.

The Girl (2009/2010)

Also Known As: Flickan

Opened: 09/17/2010 Limited

Cinema Village...09/17/2010 - 09/23/20107 days
Sunset 5/LA10/01/2010 - 10/07/20107 days

Genre: Swedish Family Drama (In Swedish w/English subtitles)

Rated: Unrated

Short Synopsis

In the summer of 1981 a 10-year old girl is left behind with an aunt when the rest of her family goes to Africa as aid workers. The aunt, soon courted by a man, leaves the girl with the promise to return "in just a few days". The girl doesn't tell anyone that she is now completely abandoned and the summer passes by. With sharpening senses she gradually discovers the often absurd and careless adult world.

Long Synopsis

In a lonely house on the countryside a ten year old girl takes her first steps from childhood into the world of grown-ups. The girl has to spend her summer with her bohemian aunt when her parents go to Africa to work with an aid project. But the aunt isn't reliable and when she goes off sailing with a man she has met, the girl decides to take care of herself.

A tragic and humorous journey starts, a journey that will put the girl through many tests. Through her neighbours and occasional visitors to the house she meets an absurd and insensitive grown-up world. Losing contact with reality, she becomes more and more withdrawn from the outside world, yet manages to find some relief in her own world of books, dreams, pictures and experiments.