Drama | Biography
DIRECTOR: Lasse Hallström
CAST: Lena Olin, Tora Hallström, Catherine Chalk, Lily Cole and Tom Wlaschiha
M18 | 2022 | English | 119 minutes | Preceded by Inconsequential (16 MAY)

16 May 2023

19:00 | By Invitation

17 May 2023



Hilma, the festival’s opening film, is a stirring drama that explores themes of love, loss and personal growth. It tells the story of the revolutionary Swedish artist and feminist pioneer Hilma af Klint. Well ahead of her time, in the early 1900s, she created evocative abstract paintings. The movie portrays the intense struggles she faced as a female artist trying to find a place for herself and gain recognition in a male-dominated field. The multi-layered and nuanced biopic explores also the spiritual beliefs that influenced her art and her body of work. Directed by Lasse Hallström, starring Tora Hallström, Catherine Chalk and Lily Cole, the film pays tribute to an exceptional artist whose groundbreaking work gained recognition decades after her death.


2 Nominations for 2023 Guldbagge Awards (Best Director – Audience Choice and Best Make-Up
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