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dir. Lina Maria Mannheimer / Sweden / 2019 / 89 min. / Warsaw premiere

Section: Sex


Director: Lina Maria Mannheimer

Screenplay: Lina Maria Mannheimer, Naomi Carter, Edvin Kempe

Cinematography: Naomi Carter, Edvin Kempe

Editing: Simon Carlgren

Sound: Jacques Pedersen

Music: Simon Lundgren, Rasmus Thord

Producers: Mathilde Dedye, Isabella Rodriguez

Production: French Quartier Film, Sveriges Television AB-SVT, Film i Väst, Kristine Barfood Film, Mannheimer Produktion

World sales: Film Republic 

Language: Swedish


After the director places an ad online, two late teens in Stockholm offer to film themselves as they discover online dating. Naomi encounters problems setting up her webcam, and so Edvin offers to help her out. As they develop a roller coaster relationship, they offer up their lives to the camera. Both brutally honest and heart-warming, “Mating” is the ultimate exposé of modern-day dating.

We would like to thank Stowarzyszenie Nowe Horyzonty for their support. 


CPH:DOX (Special Mention), Göteborg Film Festival, Nordic International Film Festival, Nordisk Panorama, International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival Docudays UA,  Göteborg Film Festival, DOCVILLE - Documentary Film Festival Leuven, Noordelijk Film Festival, Tempo dokumentärfestival, Biografilm Festival, New Horizons International Film Festival


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Lina Mannheimer has worked with director Gilles Bourdos and at the New York-based company Salty Features. In 2010 she directed a short film, “The Contract”, presenting a glimpse of the universe of Catherine Robbe-Grillet. The film premiered at IDFA in 2010 and has travelled the world since then. “The Ceremony” was Mannheimer's debut feature, followed by “Mating” in 2019 which launched in Competition at the Göteborg Film Festival.


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