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Bombay Dreams

Original title: Bombay Dreams
Sweden, 2004

Director: Koppel, Lena
Production company: S/S Fladen Film AB, Stockholm
Co-producers: Nordisk Film Production AB, Sveriges Television AB (SVT), MIC Studio AB
Age recommendation: 8 years and up

Synopsis:
Bombay Dreams is a film about two teenagers, Ebba and Camilla. One day Ebba finds a hidden letter from her biological mother in India. Without telling anyone, the two friends set off to India to go in search of Ebba’s mother. A humorous and funny story about love and identity. Just like all teenagers, Ebba struggles with her identity and with her relationship to her parents. In Ebba’s case the situation is even more complicated because she has never known her biological mother. In the scenario of Bombay Dreams, director Lena Koppel handles the subject of adoption in a penetrating and humoristic fashion. Without being pedantic she paints a beautiful portrait of a naïve young girl. Koppel allows herself to be inspired by the musical intermezzo’s in Indian films, which results in some unforgettable dance scenes. This is Koppel’s first feature film, but in the past she has made a large number of short films, including several for children and the young. (Source: Cinekid Amsterdam 2004)

Festivals:
Cinekid Amsterdam 2004 (awarded), Castellinaria Bellinzina 2005, Vilnius 2007

World sales address/es:
TrustNordisk Int. Sales (DK)

Sold to:
Columbia Tristar (S)