International documentary film festival
April 14 - 21, 2024
Kaptol Boutique Cinema, Zagreb

The Gullspång Miracle (The Gullspång Miracle)

Maria Fredriksson

The Gullspång Miracle

A divine premonition leads two sisters, Kari and May, to buy an apartment in the small Swedish town of Gullspång. To their surprise, Olaug, the seller, looks identical to their older sister who died by suicide 30 years earlier. What begins as an eerie story of family reunification transforms into a stranger-than-fiction-drama about identity as all three women's lives spiral out of control. The protagonists’ desire to define their own truths becomes more important than knowing what is really true. Replete with comically awkward situations and one engrossing revelation after another, The Gullspång Miracle is a deft exploration of identity and the consequences of stubborn beliefs. . It is a reminder of the strangeness of life and the magic in existence.   

Sweden, Norway, Denmark 2023, '109

DIRECTOR: Maria Fredriksson

CAMERA: Pia Lehto

MONTAGE: Mark Bukdahl, Orvar Anklew

MUSIC: Jonas Colstrup

PRODUCERS: Ina Holmqvist



Tribeca FF: Best Editing (2023)
Guldbagge Awards: Best Documentary (2024)
Palm Springs IFF (2024)

Maria Fredriksson

Maria Fredriksson

Maria Fredriksson finished her Master of Fine Arts degree at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts in 2012. She has also studied film directing at the New York Film Academy. She has made several short documentaries that have screened at international film festivals such as Hot Docs, Visions du Réel, Sheffield DocFest and Palm Springs. Her debut feature, The Gullspång Miracle, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2023. Maria is one of the founders of the all-female production company Ballad Film.


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