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Josefin & Florin

Allowed 77 minutes 2019 6.5

For two years, directors Ellen Fiske and Joanna Karlberg followed the newlyweds Josefin and Florin who live in the small village of Oskarström. The couple met outside the grocery store, where the then 22-year-old Romanian beggar Florin said hello to 38-year-old Swedish single mother Josefin. Almost a year later, they got married and started a loving but financially challenged life together. Life is not easy. They deal with the pressure from Florin's family, Josefin's insecurity about relationships, and Florin's sense of inadequacy when he cannot get a job. It starts to affect the young relationship. Kulturnyheternas filmcritic Sofia Olsson's writes that this documentary is a pathos for the vulnerable, but the rift is not between Swedes and the others: "it’s between those who have and those who have not." This unusual and beautiful documentary was nominated for several awards at Guldbaggegalan 2020 and won the award for Best Editing.

The film is not playable outside of Sweden
Category: Documentary
Genre: Economy, society
Director: Ellen Fiske, Joanna Karlberg
Starring: Josefin Karlsson, Florin Serban
Country: Sweden
Language: Romanian, Swedish

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