Private Project


A stray dog from the alleyways of New Delhi finds itself transported to Sweden, where she is thrust into a series of interactions with some pretty colorful people. And in the end, perhaps there's a reason life brought her there.

  • Csaba Bene Perlenberg
  • Csaba Bene Perlenberg
  • Csaba Bene Perlenberg
  • Isabel Gudmundsson
  • Sadiq Kazmi
  • Marthina Elmqvist
  • Amanda Ooms
    Key Cast
    Expendables 2
  • Lars-Erik Berenett
    Key Cast
  • Nic Schröder
    Key Cast
    Hata Göteborg
  • Anders Granström
    Key Cast
    Sven Klangs Kvintett
  • Milan Dragisic
    Key Cast
    Eat, Sleep, Die
  • Per Ullberg
    Key Cast
  • Karin Bertling
    Key Cast
    Let Me Go, Nasty Old People
  • Mattias Malmgren
    Key Cast
  • Nike Borgeke Christofferson
    Key Cast
  • Chris Maris
    Director of Photography
    Chernobyl, Newsmakers, Frostbitten
  • Christoffer Sandberg
  • Ricardo Sousa
    Sound design
  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Feature
  • Genres:
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 22 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    June 3, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    100,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
  • Country of Filming:
    India, Sweden
  • Language:
    English, Hindi, Russian, Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Cabo Verde International Film Festival
    Cape Verde
    October 16, 2016
    World premiere
  • Arohanui Film Festival
    Te Aroha
    New Zealand
    October 29, 2016
    New Zealand Premiere
  • Cinema on the Bayou
    United States
    January 28, 2017
    North American Premiere
  • Boomtown Film and Music Festival
    United States
    February 25, 2017
    Texas Premiere
  • SOMA Film Festival
    South Orange
    United States
    March 11, 2017
    US Northeast Premiere
  • New Haven International Film Festival
    New Haven, CT
    United States
    May 5, 2017
    Best New Feature Filmmaker Award
  • Indy Film Fest
    United States
    July 21, 2017
  • Carl International Film Festival
    September 12, 2017
    Swedish premiere
  • Sydney Indie Film Fest
    September 18, 2017
    Australian Premiere
  • Bionalen 2017
    October 15, 2017
Director Biography - Csaba Bene Perlenberg

Born 1984. Swedish-Hungarian-American. Written, directed and produced over 20 shorts. Awarded "New Nordic Voices Award" 2007 for "The Walk", "Best Feature Film" and "Best Director" at Miskolc Film Festival 2007, "Best Director" and "Best Short Film" for "21" at The Clearwater Film & Music Film Festival 2011, nominated for "Startsladden" 2009 at Gothenburg International Film Festival for "Straw".

Working as editorial columnist at Swedish evening newspapers GT and Kvällsposten in Sweden.

"Bitch" is his feature film debut. Awarded "Best New Feature Filmmaker Award" at New Haven International Film Festival.

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Director Statement

The filmic experience is both immersive and highly subjective, and eschewed in the way that we are asked to go on a journey with one or several characters. I was intrigued by the notion of doing just this, through the direct point-of-view of a single character, a dog. To see the world from a creatures perspective where basically everything and everyone is bigger than us, and yet, being subject to peoples expectations of what a dog is supposed to be, I wanted to see if we could study ordinary peoples behaviour through the eyes of man´s best friend.

This is a journey through a single characters perspective, and a study of form and character. I hope you enjoy it.