Gustav and Oskar are twins. Oskar has achondroplasia, a common form of dwarfism. Both have blue eyes and blonde hair. They approach life in different ways. The director has filmed Oskar and Gustav over a ten year period – from nine to nineteen – as they grow up together in an old farmhouse in the country-side, in the very south of Sweden. In 53 scenes in chronological order we follow the brothers through their journey of childhood, adolescence and struggle for identity.
“Each of the 53 scenes making up this film are chosen for their distinct merit. Moving beyond traditional portrayals of childhood by rejecting the framework of an overriding story has been my objective. Instead, the scenes are like snapshots in a family album – images that capture the moment while, in context, also demonstrate the passing of time. Life is not a story. It’s a collection of moments and events”, says director Axel Danielson.
Rotterdam International Film Festival – selected for Bright Future programme.