A Bastard Child

Horungen

film-roll Norway, Sweden / Color / 57' / 2016

in 1909, in an undemocratic Sweden, an unwanted child is born and given the name of Hervor. Her mother is unmarried and driven away from her home. Hervor grows up at shelters and orphanages, unwanted, rejected by society. As an adult she spends her life struggling for social justice. Director Knutte Wester brings his grandmother’s memories to life through handpainted animated images as his film seamlessly incorporates a contemporary world where the rights of marginalised children are no more recognised that they were in Sweden a century ago.

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Knutte Wester

Knutte Wester (1977) is educated at the academy of fine arts in Umeå and Johannesburg. He has exhibited internationally since 2003 and is represented by Gallery Andersson/ Sandström. His debut film was the documentary Gzim Rewind (2012) followed by short film “Dawn in a city without name” who won best Swedish Short at Tempo 2014. In 2015 he won several awards for his artistic work.

Director
Knutte Wester
Screenplay
Knutte Wester
Editing
Jesper Osmund
Music
Boris Laible
Santa Ratniece
Peter Bryngelsson
Erik Blennow Calälv
Ludvig Elblaus
Knutte Wester
The children at the orphanage Ziemeli
Sound Design
Boris Laible
Santa Ratniece
Peter Bryngelsson
Erik Blennow Calälv
Ludvig Elblaus
Knutte Wester
The children at the orphanage Ziemeli
Film Cast
Lo Lander Rosén
Frida Sandberg
Viktor Lander
Magnus Nilsson Mäki
Elvira Lander
Adam Gidlund
Producer
Therese Högberg
Language
Swedish
Filmography
Dawn in a City Without Name (2014)
Gzim Rewind (2012)
In CompetitionKids & Docs