Queer Screens

 Ester Martin Bergsmark's 'Something Must Break'

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LT1 - Queen's Building, Queen's Drive

5th March 2018 from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

Running time: 84 min

Age: 18+

Screening of Ester Martin Bergsmark's 2014 film

Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1)
Queens Building
University of Exeter
Queens Drive

An emotionally turbulent, award-winning film from Swedish director Ester Martin Bergsmark, Something Must Break is a love story between two men: the provocative, androgynous Sebastian (with his alter-ego "Ellie"), and Andreas, who identifies as heterosexual. They bond in their dream of escaping the stultifying boredom of a polished Swedish "Ikeasociety," and over one summer both of them will choose paths that determine their lives forever. Inspired by Eli Leven's book You Are the Roots that Sleep Beneath My Feet and Hold the Earth in Place,

Something Must Break is a unique and powerfully intimate film. Incorporating the transgender theme in a young protagonist in a way never before addressed in Nordic film, it is a timely exploration of sexual identities in a world so often gripped by fear of the unknown: a story told from the inside, by one of the most important voices of the modern Nordic film scene.

Part of Queer Screens, a series of LGBTQ+ films programmed and introduced by Dr Joao Florencio (Art History and Visual Culture).

Free entry. No booking necessary.

Contact: j.florencio@exeter.ac.uk