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Starring Maja

Original title: Prinsessa
German title: Starring Maja
Sweden, 2009

Director: Fabik, Teresa
Production company: Breidablick Film Produktion AB
Age recommendation: 12 years and up

Synopsis:
In a hopelessly small town somewhere in long and narrow Sweden, lives Maja, eighteen years old. Her life's dream is to become an actress. She wants everyone to see her, the beautiful person she is on the inside. Only, it is a little hard to see. Heavily overweight, clumsy and socially inept, Maja struggles to realise her life's dream during her final term at high school. Young not-so-successful documentary filmmaker Erika runs into Maja by chance and sees the opportunity to make entertainment out of Maja's seemingly hopeless struggle, but she is soon captured by Maja's warmth and never ending enthusiasm.

Festivals:
Antwerp/Brugge 2010, Buff Malmö 2010, Leeds 2010 (awarded), Sprockets Toronto 2010, Kristiansand 2010, Buster Copenhagen 2010, Olympia Pyrgos 2010 (awarded), Youngabout Bologna 2011

World sales address/es:
Svensk Filmindustri (SE)

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