Det Viktigaste Nu Är Att Må Dåligt

A Film by Björn Perborg

Synopsis

WHAT’S IMPORTANT NOW IS TO FEEL BAD
During a compulsory information meeting for unemployed people, the friendly face of a ridiculous, Kafkaesque bureaucracy exposes the truth behind unemployment. (Unemployed people act as a deterrent to the rest of the population: to remain in their poorly paid jobs and to continue consuming).

Director

  • Picture of Björn Perborg © Björn Perborg

    Björn Perborg

    Björn Perborg is a Swedish filmmaker and visual artist, best known for his playful sculptures and animations, lined with humour and astonishment before what is taken for granted or considered normality.

    Born in Västerås, Sweden, he currently lives and works on the island of Orust. After music studies in Örebro and Moscow, he switched to fine art and graduated from the Valand art academy in Gothenburg in 2003. Björn holds a MFA in filmmaking as well, with studies at EICTV on Cuba and at Wits School of Art in Johannesburg.

    Björn’s short films depart either from his own experiences, observations or from found stories. His works are shown in exhibitions, film festivals and on TV.

    Björn has received numerous honours, including the IASPIS’ residency grant at Künstlerhaus Bethanien.

Awards + Festivals

  • 9th FRAME FILMFESTIVAL (27+, Gothenburg, Sweden)April 21, 2018
  • 64th INT'L KURZFILMTAGE OBERHUASEN (Filmforum, Oberhausen, Germany)May 5, 2018
  • 37th UPPSALA INT'L KORTFILMFESTIVAL (Svensk kortfilm 1, Sweden, Uppsala)October 24, 2018
  • 10th PORTO 7 - OPORTO INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oporto, Portugal)June 8, 2019
  • *HONORABLE MENTION*
    16th FEAR NO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA)June 20, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Björn Perborg
Screenplay
Björn Perborg
Producer
Björn Perborg
Director of Photography
Victor Nyåker
Art Direction
Björn Perborg
Costume Design
Björn Perborg
Sound
Ania Malgorzata Winiarska
Editor
Imad Abdalghani
Sound Design
Anders Billing Vive

Cast

Job Centre Coach
Eric Rusch
Unemployed person
Anders Almgren
Unemployed person
Christina Nilsson
Unemployed person
Kico Madsen
Unemployed person
Samira Motazedi

Details

Running Time
04:41 min
Shooting Format
4K
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1,85:1
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR & PRODUCER

Björn Perborg
Gård 655
SE-473 94 Henån, Sweden

+46 (0)706-41 75 71

info@bjornperborg.com
Instagram: bjorn_perborg