She Monkeys

When 15-year-old Emma joins a local riding club, she meets Cassandra. They initiate a relationship filled with physical and psychological challenges and Emma does whatever it takes to master the rules of the game. Lines are crossed and the stakes get higher and higher. Despite this, Emma cannot resist the intoxicating feeling of total control. Meanwhile, Emma‘s curious and innocent seven-year-old sister Sara is prematurely spurred to confront the treacherous frontiers of sexuality and womanhood on her own.

Director's Biography
Lisa Aschan, born 1978 in Ängelholm, Sweden. Graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2005 and first received attention for the short Fuck the Rapist (2004), a collection of fictional advertisements for spiked tampons. She also attended Sweden‘s Royal University College of Fine Arts and worked at Stockholm‘s Royal Dramatic Theater. She Monkeys, her debut feature, nabbed top prize in the world narrative competition at the Tribeca Film Festival 2011. // Films (Selected): IN TRANSIT (2005, short), GOODBYE BLUEBIRD (2007, short), APFLICKORNA (She Monkeys, 2011)
Competition Fiction 2012
Lisa Aschan
Sweden 2011
84 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Lisa Aschan, Josefine Adolfsson
Cinematography Linda Wassberg
Editing Kristofer Nordin
Sound/Sounddesign Johanna Printz
Music Sami Sänpäkkilä
With Mathilda Paradeiser, Linda Molin, Isabella Lindquist, Sergej Merkusjev, Adam Lundgren, Sigmund Hovind
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