International Competition

While You Were Gone

Frida Kempff
Screening time  
27.02. / Wednesday, 20:00 - 22:00 Theatre 4  
28.02. / Thursday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 2  
01.03. / Friday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 5  
Facing a life-defining moment, a man ponders his difficult relationship with his father.

Mattias is facing a life-defining moment, a crisis, which makes him think about his difficult relationship with his father. We follow Mattias during a critical day and night as something of great significance happens in his life. Something that establishes contact between him and his father.


Frida Kempff

Frida Kempff is a film director, born 1977 in Sala, Sweden. She was educated at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm and she has been working with television and film since 1996 in Stockholm and Copenhagen. Frida Kempff has rapidly attracted both critical and public attention since her film Bathing Micky (2010), which won multiple awards worldwide, including Prix du Jury at Cannes Film Festival.

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Medan du var borta

2011, 11' 54'', video

Directed by:
Frida Kempff

Camilla Skagerström

Edited by:
Erik Andersson

Uno Helmersson

Erik Andersson

Produced by:
Medima Film & TV

Festivals & Awards:

Skepto Film Festival 2012 - Jury's Special Mention; Minimalen Short Film Festival 2012 - Honourable Mention; Full Frame Documentary Film Festival 2012; Tempo Film Festival 2012; Palm Springs Short Film Festival 2012; Athens Film + Video Festival 2012; Guanajuato Film Festival 2012; Mill Valley Film Festival 2011; BFI London Film Festival 2011; Abu Dhabi Film Festival 2011; Stockholm Film Festival 2011; Guanajuato Film Festival 2012