Sweden 2012, Documentary, 90’ | Director, Screenplay, Editor Tora Mårtens | DoP Erik Vallsten | Sound Erik Vallsten, Tora Mårtens, Micke Nyström | Music Andreas Unge | Production Hysteria Film AB, Antonio Russo Merenda

Fernando: »My body is perspiring like hell. I’m soaking wet. Isn’t there something that’ll make me calm?«
Pablo: »In that case, let’s go jogging.«

Fernando lives in Stockholm, a drug addict without prospects, and his mother has run out of ideas for helping him. She finally sends him to Columbia, to Pablo his older brother, who devises a plan that will get Fernando clean in six months and bring on a new life. Yet Pablo’s plans for the brothers turn into a journey full of challenges and obstacles that ultimately puts the relationship structure of the entire family to a hard test. Director Tora Mårtens chronicles just how far despair and concern within a family can go and what the breaking point is.

Born 1978 in Stockholm, Tora Martens graduated at the Dramatiska Institutet there – the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre – in 2007. Having previously trained as a photographer, she was awarded an array of prizes and scholarships. As a film director and producer, she has also won many awards. Similarly, her film Tommy was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. In 2009, Bye bye c’ést fini received the ZDF TV Award at the Interfilm Festival in Berlin. For its part, Dolce Vita with Bacon picked up the Boundless Media Contest Prize in France..

Films by Tora Mårtens (Selection)
For Maria 2010 | Dirty Diaries 2009 | Bye bye c’ést fini 2008 | Tommy 2007 | Dolce Vita with Bacon 2006

Awards for ›Colombianos‹
Goldene Taube Internationaler Wettbewerb, DOK Leipzig 2012 | Golden Starfish Award, Hamptons International Filmfestival, New York 2012 Honorable Mention Documentary Award, Tempo Filmfestival, Stockholm 2012

Tora Mårtens, Tora Martens
Focus: Excess