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REGRETTERS


At centre stage sit Mikael and Orlando. Both men, now well into their 60s, share a common bond—they were men who became women and decided to change back. In this raw and candid tête-à-tête, Mikael and Orlando explore their pasts and trade war stories of their individual journeys through gender reassignment and back again. Mikael, deciding to become a woman later in life, was immediately hit with a wave of regret post-surgery and now longs to feel “whole” again. The flamboyant Orlando, one of Sweden’s first cases of gender reassignment, chooses not to live as a woman anymore, but is comfortable with the fluidity of his somewhat undefined current gender. Regretters offers a rare and penetrating look at a subject seldom talked about.

The film won the Prix Europa for best documentary in Berlin in 2010, the Swedish Academy Award (Guldbagge) for best Swedish documentary 2011 and has, besides been presented at numerous international film festivals, also been screened at The Museum of Modern Art in New York and The National Center for Contemporary Art in Moscow.

Regretters has also been made into a theater play, which has been translated into several languages and performed in many countries.






INFO & CREDITS

ORIGINAL TITLE Ångrarna
LENGTH 60 min
GENRE
Documentary
FORMAT
Color, 16:9 (Anamorphic), Digibeta
LANGUAGE Swedish (with English subtitles)
YEAR 2010

DIRECTOR Marcus Lindeen
PRODUCER
Kristina Åberg
EDITING Marinella Angusti, Kristin Grundström
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Erik Persson, Andréas Lennartsson
MUSIC
Martin Willert

CAST Orlando Fagin, Mikael Johansson

PRODUCTION COMPANY Atmo Media Network AB
CO-PRODUCED BY
Swedish Television (SVT), Finnish Television (YLE)
FUNDING BY
The Swedish Film Institute, Nordisk Film & TV Fond




AWARDS

Best Documentary, Guldbaggen (Swedish Academy Awards), 2011, Stockholm
Best Documentary, Kristallen (Swedish TV Awards), 2011, Stockholm
Best Documentary, Prix Europa 2010, Berlin
Best Documentary, Krakow International Film Festival, 2011
Best Documentary, Tel Aviv Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2011
Audience Award, Gender DocuFilm Fest 2011, Rome
Best Documentary, Identities Queer Film Festival 2011, Vienna
Best Documentary, Barcelona Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2011, Spain
Best Documentary, Side by Side Film Festival 2011, St Petersburg, Russia
Best Documentary, Boulder International Film Festival, USA
Best Documentary, Queer Lisboa 2010, Portugal
The Jury Prize at Hamburg Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2010, Germany
Honorary Mention, Best Documentary, Nordisk Panorama 2010, Norway




FESTIVALS

Documentary Fortnight at The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Silverdocs Film Festival, Washington, DC
Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, Durham, NC
Hot Docs Documentary Film Festival, Toronto
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival, Toronto
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival
Tokyo Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Expresion en Corto, Mexico City
GAZE Film Festival, Dublin
Krakow Int. Film Festival
Tel Aviv Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
Liverpool Pride Festival
Athens Int. Film Festival, Greece
Queer Lisboa Film Festival, Portugal
Nordisk Panorama, Bergen, Norway
DokLeipzig, Germany
Hamburg Int. Queer Film Festival
Nordic Film Days, Lübeck
CPH:DOX, Copenhagen
RIDM, Montreal Int. Documentary Festival
Gothenburg Int. Film Festival
Vinokino Film Festival, Helsinki
Chicago Filmmakers
Boulder Int. Film Festival
Tempo Documentary Film Festival, Stockholm
Rio de Janeiro Int. Film Festival




EXTRA MATERIAL

︎ Download press kit as PDF (English)
︎ Download DVD Booklet (Swedish)
























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