Lisa Aschan

2005 In Transit (short)
2007 Goodbye Bluebird (short)
2011 Apflickorna / She Monkeys

She graduated from The National Film School of Denmark in 2005. While still in school, she received attention for Fuck the Rapist, a collection of fictional advertisements for spiked tampons designed to protect against rape. She is known for her suggestive visual language, naturalistic direction, and unique talent for telling a story in actions instead of words. Her films In transit and Goodbye Bluebird have been shown in film festivals around the world. She has created and directed a drama series for the Danish TV channel DR1, attended the Royal Institute of Art, and worked at the Royal Dramatic Theater.

International Competition

White People / Lisa Aschan

Somewhere in present-day Sweden, Alex finds herself among a group of people that are transferred to an underground “prison,” waiting to be deported from the country. We don’t know where they’ll end up or why this is happening. Lisa Aschan’s second feature film – following She Monkeys which was screened at the 52nd Thessaloniki IFF – is set in a non-place and a non-time. Ambiguous and open to interpretation, it is a timely and incisive comment on power, force, and sovereign relations – issues that are absolutely relevant to contemporary Europe.

Director:Lisa Aschan
Script:Lisa Aschan
Cinematography:Linda Wassberg
Editing:Åsa Mossberg, Rasmus Nyholm Schmidt
Sound:Andreas Franck
Music:Jon Ekstrand
Costumes:Lisa Holmqvist
With:Vera Vitali (Alex), Pernilla August (Viktoria), Issaka Sawadogo (Josef), Aliette Opheim (Vanessa), Emil Almén (Franz), Bahador Foladi (Ivan)
World Sales:The Swedish Film Institute, Sweden T. +46 8 665 11 00 F. +46 8 661 18 20
Production Design:Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnrooth
Producer:Anna-Maria Kantarius
Production:Garagefilm International, Sweden Τ. +46 85 451 3360 F. +46 8 309 934
Production Country:Sweden-Finland
Co-production:Film i Väst, Sveriges Television, SF Film Production (Sweden), Yellow Film & TV (Finland)
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
European Premiere

Screening Schedule
OLYMPION:Friday, November 13, 2015 - 18:00 | ID:715
FRIDA LIAPPA:Saturday, November 14, 2015 - 14:45 | ID:844