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Elina- Som Om Jag Inte Fanns
Elina - As If I Wasn't There
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TitleElina - As If I Wasn't There
Swedish titleElina- Som Om Jag Inte Fanns
Prod Year2001
DirectorKlas Härö
WriterKerstin Johansson i Backe (novel)
Jimmy Karlsson (screenplay)
Kjell Sundstedt (writer)
Director of photographyJarkko T. Laine
ProducerCharlotta Denward, Anders Landström
CastNatalie Minnevik, Bibi Andersson, Marjaana Maijala, Henrik Rafaelsen...
PlotIn rural northern Sweden of the early 1950s, little Elina goes to school again after recovering from tuberculosis, the same illness that has killed her father a few years earlier. Elina's family belongs to a Finnish-speaking minority frowned upon by a staunch schoolmistress who starts hounding Elina for speaking Finnish in class and questioning her authority. Elina's mother, sister, and a liberal young male teacher all try to mediate the ensuing battle of wills between Elina and Miss Holm. Elina finds consolation in wandering out on the dangerous marshlands to have imaginary conversations with her dead father. Summary written by Markku Kuoppamäki
AwardsElina have won more than 40 awards
Prod companyFilmlance International AB
Co-ProducerLars Blomgren, Börje Hansson, Claes Olsson, Per-Erik Svensson
Co-production companyKinoproduction Oy, Filmpool Nord AB
DistributorSonet Film
MunicipalitiesArvidsjaur, Jokkmokk
Spec locationsSnesudden