25th International Film Festival

for Children and Young Audience

10 – 17 OCT 2020


Original title: Till drömmarnas land
International title: The Unpromised Land
86 min
Youth Film
from 14 years
German Premiere
Direction: Victor Lindgren
Script: Victor Lindgren
Actor: Andreea Petre, Elin Marklund

Additional Information
Rasmus West
Victor Lindgren
Anders Lind
Sveriges Television AB, Bautafilm AB

Holmsund is a small town in Sweden – picturesquely situated on the archipelago coast, blessed with industrial jobs and a ferry connection to Finland. Here Sabina and two Romanian compatriots are looking for happiness. Her dark hair and brown skin look like a dark spot that seems to irritate and disturb the blond Swedes. Sabina is not welcome, she feels it, she does not even find work. But there is also hope: one day she meets Elin. At first glance she looks like all the others. But she does not behave like that: she approaches Sabina and tries to communicate in Pigeon English. Her outsiderism unites the two dissimilar girls. Elin also feels like an alien in Holmsund with her scratched arms and her crazy father. The two teenagers dream of another place where they can enjoy their friendship and their lives without suspicious looks. But what if one of them leaves?