Fredrik Edfeldt – Flickan aka The Girl (2009) (DVD)


Take a look inside the poetic and haunting world of a 10-year-old girl who is left home alone during the holidays and discovers the space between the world of adults and the world of children.

Officially in the care of an ill-disciplined aunt who has other matters on her mind, the girl finds herself free to wander the leafy neighbourhood and explore both adult and childhood worlds around her. We watch through her curious eyes as she takes in the self-indulgent and debauched behaviours of the grown ups and the precocious antics of the neighbourhood kids. Director Frederick Edfeldt combines an outstanding performance from the waif-like Blanca Engstrom with a dialogue sparse script and powerful visual storytelling to examine the space between innocence and responsibility. Continue reading