Dröm vidare

Beyond Dreams

Beyond Dreams is a story about who you are expected to be, both in your group of friends and in society. Mirja's struggles against society start when she attempts to find a job at the Swedish work assistance office and faces setbacks due to bureaucracy. But more than a classic tale of "women fighting peer pressure and the system", Beyond Dreams is about the everyday woman: Mirja dances to herself, and acts like a normal woman. And while it wasn't the intention to make an all-female film, it's refreshing to see this story portrayed through a group of women, without the need for a male loveinteresttocomeintoplay. (EmmaVestrheim)

Director's Biography
Rojda Sekersöz
Born and raised in Stockholm and Dalarna, Rojda Sekeröz studied at the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts between between 2009 and 2012. She made her first short film “Jungfrufärd” in 2012. Her first feature “Dröm vidare” was nominated for Göteborg Film Festival’s Dragon Awards, winning the Audience Award. Rojda is currently in pre-production of her second feature “En komikers uppväxt”.

Film Selection: Dröm vidare (Beyond Dreams, 2017) — Fast (2015, short) — Jungfrufärd (The Voyage, 2012, short)
European Panorama Fiction 2018
Rojda Sekersöz
Sweden 2017
93 minutes
OV with German subtitles
Screenplay Johanna Emanuelsson
Cinematography Gabriel Mkrttchian
Editing Linda Jildmalm, Hanna Storby
Sound/Sounddesign Aleksander Karshikoff
Music Lisa Holmqvist
With Evin Ahmad, Ella Åhman, Gizem Erdogan, Segen Tesfai, Malin Persson
Producer(s) Annika Hellström, Agneta Fagerström-Olsson
2afilm AB
Austrian Premiere
Rechte Österreich / Austrian Rights
[eksystent distribution]

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Gothenburg Film Festival 2017

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere