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Anna Eborn | Ukraine, Sweden, Denmark 2017 | 89 Min. | OmeU

Thursday, 10.05.2018, 10 pm tickets
Votiv Kino | Gr. Saal



Anna Eborn’s portrait of an octogenarian Swedish woman in Ukraine, LIDA is a modern, poetic, cinematic experience. It is not a conceptual movie nor meant to be consumable in a straight way. By blending time and places – a narrative painting is created about a family love that only exist in memories. These are told in a timeless way by the main character, Lida, and her son and sister, mixing them, so that the characters can communicate with each other, regardless of the miles and hours separating them. The film is an impressionistic, dreamy piece about beautiful characters, that span generations and who have lived through war—a war that they aren’t a part of, nor involved in, but are, nonetheless, irreversibly affected by. Now they can only be connected to each other through their common memories and the distances between them seem to vanish. Lida is an old Babushka, who is the last Old-Swedish speaking person in a former Swedish settlement from the 18th century in Ukraine. LIDA is about the cycle of time and a community with a unique language disappearing.


Was born 1st of February 1983 on the island of Skaftö in Sweden. Anna Eborn is autodidact. She has directed a number of short films, fiction as well as documentary. BABA (2010) has been selected at the Gothenburg International Film Festival and Nordisk Panorama in 2011. PINE RIDGE is Anna’s debut feature length documentary, and has been officially selected for Venice International Film Festival in Out of competition, won Dragon Award for best documentary at Gothenburg International Film Festival and has been shown at MoMA and many different film festivals in 2013/2014. Anna was selected jury member at Hot Docs in Canada in 2013 for best international documentary, jury member at CPH:DOX 2015 and Gothenburg International Film festival in 2016.


  • Special Mention Jury Award Nancy International Film Festival 2017


  • RIGA International Film Festival 2017
  • Nancy International Film Festival 2017
  • CPH:DOX 2017 (Nordic:Dox Award)
  • Visions du Réel 2017 (International Competition)