Director: Frederik Edfeldt
“A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude.” - Variety
Relegated to the care of a flaky aunt when her parents go on holiday, a nine-year-old girl finds herself left to her own devices over a long summer. A loner and a dreamer, she forms an awkward friendship with a boy from a neighbouring property.
The Swedish countryside - lavishly captured by cinematographer Hoyte Van Hoytema (Let the Right One In) - becomes a backdrop for a rich coming-of-age story, exploring the hidden corners of a child's world, from fleeting friendships and mischief, to growing insights into the secret life of adults.
Flickan has garnered multiple awards, including the Audience Award at the 2009 Athens International Film Festival.
MIFF Recommends: Age 10+
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