Experiencing Interruptions?

Breaking Free

As the virus spread, a group of filmmakers and storytellers from 22 countries did what filmmakers do. They grabbed their cameras to capture the lives and stories around them. Stories of suffering, isolation, struggle and coping. And also stories of kindness – and moments of unexpected joy.
When filmmaker Charlotte Berglin turns the camera on herself during the pandemic, it is to discover that she has been involved in an emotionally abusive relationship, not for the first time. To recognize this and to walk away from it while living in isolation takes a special kind of courage.

  • Charlotte Berglin
    Evelyn Seubert, Anne Drecktrah, Gwen Field, Sapan Hamal
  • Charlotte Berglin
  • Charlotte Berglin
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  • Runtime:
    14 minutes 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 EUR
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  • Language:
    English, Swedish
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K, panasonic
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  • Youtube/ IYMS Sanatione series
    All over the world
    February 21, 2021
    Feb 21
Distribution Information
  • IYMS, A Scarlet Film
    Rights: Internet
Director Biography - Charlotte Berglin

Charlotte Berglin (1980) is a Swedish documentary filmmaker and she's based in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Charlotte is a highly personal storyteller and she also often becomes a part of the stories that she tells.
She first started make documentaries for television as a twenty-year old but her love for filming and exploring people was already part of her childhood.
Charlotte is currently completing her first feature length documentary.

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Director Statement

"Over time I've come to realize that my storytelling is very personal. Also, it always has a poetic core and processing over time is crucial. When I was asked to direct one of the episodes for the sanatione series I felt that all the footage that i've been collecting during the years finally found it's home. It could resonate with so many out there during the pandemic. And also this could be a teaser for a bigger project in the future.