On Suffocation

On Suffocation trailer
ON SUFFOCATION photo by Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
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A film about when the system becomes more important than human life. Seven minutes without dialogue about an execution.

World premiere at the Sundance International Film Festival 2013



Poyan Karimi, Peshang Rad, Ali Dawoud, Zana Penjweni, Kurdi Kara, Ako Rauf
Written and directed by Jenifer Malmqvist
Cinematography Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Sound Mikael Körner
Set Design Mattias Engström
Makeup Katarina Kovacs
Editing Jenifer Malmqvist, Petra Ahlin
Digital Mastering Wojtek Janio
Grading Gosia Gryb
Re-recording mix Claus Lynge
Produced by China Åhlander
Production Company Anagram Film
In co-production with Film i Skåne, Joakim Strand, Sveriges Television, Helena Ingelsten
With financial support from Svenska Filminstitutet, film commissioner Andra Lasmanis
In collaboration with FilmGEAR Aps, Stengården Film, BoostHbg, Filmcentrum Syd, Ministi, South Sweden Films, Fixafilm

Awards & Nominations

2014 Guldbagge (Swedish Oscars) for Best Short
2014 Special mention at the Lolly Award, XPOSED International Queer Film Festival, Berlin, Germany
2013 International Grand Prix, Regard Sur Le Court Métrage, Saguenay, Canada
2013 World of Maps Award, Capalbio Cinema, Capalbio, Italy
2013 Laicity Prize, Reggio Film Festival, Reggio Emilia, Italy
2013 Best Swedish Short, 32nd Uppsala International Short Film Festival, Uppsala, Sweden
2013 Red Citation Humanitarian Award, 24fps International Short Film Festival, Abilene, USA

Duration: 7 minutes
Technical info: colour, 16:9, 5.1
No dialogue