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Bergsmark Ester

Ester Martin Bergsmark

Sweden

Biography

Ester Martin Bergsmark was born in 1982 in Stockholm. During his studies at the school of documentary filmmaking at Biskops Arnö he met Mark Hammarberg. They have been working closely together for four years, developing a characteristic and innovative style. Their projects are characterized by a will to experiment, an aesthetic drive and a skill for showing new images, rooted in today’s Sweden that pushes the envelope for the documentary genre. Their film, Swallow it (2007), was an experiment that has been described as a kick in the stomach of traditional film-making. Director Lukas Moodyson has been helping out during every step of the way as dramaturgist and creative supporter. Maggie in Wonderland (2008) is their feature film debut. In 2008 Ester Martin Bergsmark was awarded a Guldbagge (Best Swedish documentary) for Maggie in Wonderland. In 2009 he contributed to the debated feminist porn suite Dirty Diaries with his short Fruitcake, shown on numerous film festivals.

Filmography
Pojktanten (2011)
Fruitcake (short, Sweden, 2009)
Maggie in Wonderland/ Maggie vaknar på balkongen (72´, Finland, Sweden, 2008)
Svälj (2007)
Something Must Break (90', Sweden, 2014)

maggie in wonderland

Maggie in Wonderland

Maggie vaknar på balkongen (Orig.) / 2008 / Finland, Sweden / 72 min

A surreal report from the peripheries of 'the people's home'. Maggie, a Kenyan woman who loves gold jewellery and suffers from severe pigeon phobia, lives in a Malmö suburb. A journey into a wild, life-affirming and mentally disordered world.

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