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Schoolyard Blues

English title: Schoolyard Blues
Original title: Skolstartssorg
Sweden, 2017, 17 min.

Director: Maria Eriksson
Production company:
Farima Karimi Film
Freelance film producer

Age recommendation: 8 years and up
Film genre: Feature film

It's John's first day at school. Unexpectedly his eleven-year-old big brother Mika shows up to follow him to assembly. But Mika has plans other than just taking John to school. Mika sees it as his mission to teach John the hard facts of the world, starting with the merciless demands of the schoolyard.

Kristiansand 2018
Aspen Short Film Festival, 2017(awarded)
Buff 2017 (awarded)
Toronto International Film Festival, 20147
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young Audience, 2017 (awarded)
International Film Festival in Haugesund, 2017 (awarded
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2017
St Cloud Film Fest, Minnesota, 2017 (awarded)

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