Grandmother Ruth and her daughters

1945, the year Europe finally achieves peace a family tragedy takes place in a bourgeoise suburb of Stockholm. My grandmother and two aunts died the same day in october. When I was fourteen it turned up for me that it wasn’t the diceas my father have told me something else much worse.
With a model of my father's childhood house as I built and filmed in, unique archival material spanning the two world wars, and interwievs I tell the story about my Grandmother and the two aunts I never met.

  • Johanna Schartau
    Director
  • Johanna Schartau
    Writer
  • Johanna Schartau
    Producer
  • Dominika Daubenbüchel, edit
    Key Cast
    editor
  • Carl Edström
    Key Cast
    Sound editor/mix
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Farmor Ruth och hennes döttrar
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Television
  • Runtime:
    1 hour
  • Completion Date:
    April 2, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    160,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Sweden
  • Country of Filming:
    Sweden
  • Language:
    Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    HDV
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Krakow Film Festival55
    Krakow, Polen
    June 5, 2015
    International competition
  • IFEMA Filmfestival
    Malmö, Sweden
    April 4, 2014
  • OFF filmfestival Poznan
    Poznan, Poland
    November 19, 2015
    Festival directors Award 2015
  • China women film festival
    Beijing
    China
    June 1, 2016
Director Biography - Johanna Schartau

films:
2002 "I schartauanien" TV documentary for SVT
2006 Berlin expressen TV documentary for SVT
2014 Grandmother Ruth and her Daughters, TV documnetgary

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Artist and filmmaker
www.johannaschartau.se