International Competition

Belfast Girls

Malin Andersson

Teenage girls Mairy McIlkenny (Catholic) and Christine Savage (Protestant) are growing up in post-war Belfast, in the same city but cut off from each other by high peace walls to keep the two communities apart creating divisions as brutal as ever, nearly a decade into the peace process. The legacy to the young generation is clear: You don’t mix! But this year their lives will take turns they never in their wildest dreams could imagine...

Malin Andersson

Malin Andersson is born in 1972, Sweden. Studied Documentary film directing at the Nordic Documentary Filmschool, Biskops-Arnö and the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre Stockholm, Sweden. She has previously worked with acclaimed Swedish directors Christoph Michold, Per Carleson and Stefan Jarl. This is her debut film.

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Belfast Girls

Sweden, France
2006, 60', color, video

Directed by:
Malin Andersson

Céline Bozon

Edited by:
Erik Bäfving

Cecilia Nordlund, Krister Jonsson

Fredrik Gertten

Produced by:
WG Film