dir. Lina Maria Mannheimer / Sweden / 2019 / 89 min. / Warsaw premiere
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
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.
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
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
ROPE MARIA MANNHEIMER
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.