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The Heart


by Fanni Metelius

Sweden 2018, 99 min.

If you love me, why don't you fuck me!?

Mika and Tesfay. She: a photographer. He: a musician.
Both up-and-coming. The first love. But an invisible conflict, an unnamable shame, stirs between their sheets. An insidious power game is in play, with its rules changing like music beats at the parties in Gothenburg, Stockholm and Ibiza. Behind closed doors and beautifying filters lies a raw reality where Mika’s control over her mind and body is at stake. But Mika rips apart relationship prejudices and explores what really makes our pulses quicken in matters of the modern heart.



Best Debut Feature; Special Mention (Youth Jury Award) -
Tarragona IFF 2018
Achievement Award - Riviera IFF 2019


World Premiere: IFF Rotterdam 2018
Göteborg FF 2018
Prague IFF – Febiofest 2018
International Women’s FF Cologne 2018
Crossing Europe FF 2018
Sydney FF 2018
Taipei FF 2018
New Horizons IFF 2018
Norwegian IFF Haugesund 2018
Pluk de Nacht Open Air FF 2018
China Women’s FF 2018
Helsinki IFF 2018
Swedish FF Shenyang 2018
Cape Town International Film Market & Festival 2018
Nordic Film Days Lübeck 2018
European Film Forum Scanorama 2018
Brasília IFF 2018
Helsinki IFF Love & Anarchy Festival tour 2018
Sao Paulo IFF 2018
Festival REC – Tarragona IFF 2018
FilmoHolic Film Club Katowice 2019
Brussels Women’s FF 2019
Vienna International Women’s FF (FrauenFilmTage) 2019
International Filmmor Women's FF 2019
Belmont World Cinema 2019
Riviera IFF 2019
Maine IFF 2019
MICGénero 2019
Loft Film Fest 2019

Cast & Crew

Fanni Metelius, Ahmed Berhan, Leona Axelsen, Daniella Mir, Suzanne Reuter, Claes Hartelius

Production: Garagefilm International

Fanni Metelius

With award-winning shorts and a celebrated performance in Ruben Östlund’s feature Force Majeure under her belt, Swedish director, screenwriter and actress Fanni Metelius is being hailed as a generational auteur. The Heart is Metelius’ debut feature, bringing her raw, novel gaze on society and her BFA (Film Directing/Producing), to full fruition.

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