Maud & Leo| 25mins
Director: Jonny von Wallstrom & Tobias Rydin, Akram Janzi | Producer: Fantastic Studios
Focus Years: 2009 | Country: Sweden
"Maud & Leo" is a poetic roadmovie set in the very north of Sweden. Its a cinematic voyage through the visually stunning landscapes of Norrland. The movie begins when Maud, 58, travels to the mountain Galtis to take her life. By chance, she accidently witnesses another man committing suicide. The situation is an eye-opener for Maud. She decides that she wants to live and to fullfill his last will â€“ to drive his Alfa Romeo Spider-73 to his son. During her trip, she meets Leo, a 22-year-old hipster. Leo has just had a fight with his band and has been thrown off the tour bus when he hitches a ride with Maud. Through the movie we follow how Maud and Leo stop by lakes and mountains, how they talk and how they listen to the northern silence. And how they fight with each other. "Maud & Leo" is a suggestive roadmovie and an enigmatic inner drama of two people of two different ages who meet, talk and fight. And slowly are force to open up to one another.