Something Must Break | Nånting måste gå sönder

Sweden 2014, Feature film, 90’ | Director, Editor Ester Martin Bergsmark | Screenplay Eli Levén, Ester Martin Bergsmark | DoP Lisabi Fridell, Minka Jakerson | Sound Jess Wolfsberg | Cast Saga Becker, Iggy Malmborg, Shima Niavarani, Mattias Åhlén | Production Garagefilm AB, Anna-Maria Kantarius | Distribution Edition Salzgeber

A love story between two young men where one is the androgynous Sebastian and the other is Andreas who is not gay. They form a unity. It is them against the polished Swedish IKEA-society. They dream about escaping boredom and avoiding the risk of becoming what everyone else is. And then there is Ellie - the superwoman growing inside of Sebastian who Andreas loves and fears.

When Sebastian finally has to realize that he has to let Ellie loose, find the strength within himself and not let his happiness depend on someone else, the summer will work out to a battle for love and both of them will choose paths that will determinate their lives forever.

Ester Martin Bergsmark was born in 1982 in Stockholm. During his studies at the school of documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö he met Mark Hammarberg. They have been working closely together for four years, developing a characteristic and innovative style. Their projects are characterized by a will to experiment, an aesthetic drive and a skill for showing new images rooted in today’s Sweden that pushes the envelope for the documentary genre. Their film Svälj (Swallow it) was an experiment that has been described as a kick in the stomach of traditional film-making. Director Lukas Moodyson has been helping out during every step of the way as dramaturgist and creative supporter. In 2008 Ester Martin Bergsmark was awarded a Guldbagge (Best Swedish documentary) for Maggie vaknar på balkongen (Maggie in Wonderland). In 2009 he contributed to the debated feminist porn suite Dirty Diaries with his short Fruitcake, shown on numerous film festivals.

Ester Martin Bergsmark
Feature film
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