ELINA

By Klaus Härö

FACTS

Title: ELINA
Original title: ELINA - SOM OM JAG INTE FANNS
Director: Klaus Härö
Producers: Anders Landström, Charlotta Denward
Executive producers: Lars Blomgren, Börje Hansson, Claes Olsson
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Natalie Minnevik, Maijala Marjaana
Genre: Drama
Duration: 85 min
Language: SWEDISH
Country of origin: Sweden
Production Company: Filmlance International AB
Scriptwriter: Kjell Sundstedt
Cinematographer: Jarkko T. Laine
Production year: 2002
Editor: Riitta Poikselkä
Local release: 31-01-2003

Nine-year-old Elina is part of a poor Finnish-speaking ority living in Northern Sweden in the 1950s. After standing up for a friend she revolts against strict Swedish teacher Tora Holm.

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Festival overview

Toronto Sprockets Intl. Film Festival For Children
Awards: Youth juror prize
2003-04-25

Sevilla Film Festival
Awards: winner of the Eurimages Section
2004-11-06

Seville European Film Festival
Awards: winner of the Eurimages Section
2004-11-06

Cinekid Childrens Film Festival-Amsterdam
Awards: Special Mention
2003-10-01

Berlin Film Festival
Awards: Kinderfilmfest
2003-02-06

FIFEM Montreal Int. Childrens FF
Awards: Best Feature Film
2003-03-01

Buff, Sweden
Awards: Best children and youth film
2003-03-11

Antwerpen European Youth Film Festival of Flanders
2003-03-02

Berlin Film Festival
Awards: Kinderfilmfest
2003-02-06

FIFEM Montreal Int. Childrens FF
Awards: Best Feature Film
2003-03-01

Buff, Sweden
Awards: Best children and youth film
2003-03-11

Antwerpen European Youth Film Festival of Flanders
2003-03-02

Norwegian Film Festival
2002-08-17

Oulu int. Children's FF
2002-11-18

Seattle International Film Festival, USA
2003-06-01