Scene from the film Still Born
Scene from the film Still Born
Scene from the film Still Born

Still Born

  • Sweden
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Still Born is an animated documentary about longing for a child but loosing her at birth.
The story is put together with 2D-animations, sometimes mixed with filmed images and 3D-animations. The mother tries in different ways to accept that her child will not live, and also reflects upon how women in her situation were treated some 40 years ago.
The film raises questions about life and death, and how to come to terms with an unacceptable loss.


  • Original Title
    Still Born
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Åsa Sandzén
  • Cinematography
    Albin Biblom
  • Editing
    Åsa Sandzén
  • Music
    Katharina Nuttall
  • Sound
    Mario Adamson, Agnieszka Lewalski
  • Runtime
    9 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Sweden
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Swedish Film Academy award Guldbaggen
    • DOK Leipzig for best animation
    • Best Swedish Film at Uppsala Short Film Festival is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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