The documentary film Utsikter (Looking Out) by Marcus Harrling and Moa Geistrand was chosen as the sole Nordic contribution to Berlinale Shorts – and they will compete for the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.

Utsikter is about a woman prisoner, Marie, who is preparing herself for life on the outside at the imminent conclusion of her two-year sentence. This situation fills her with as much anxiety as joy in that the stability and security offered by the prison is about to end.

Marcus Harrling has previously directed, scripted and filmed the short documentary Bourgeoisies (2007), which is about realizing one’s dreams in New York. Utsikter is Moa Geistrand’s debut as a director. She met Marcus Harrling while studying in Sweden.

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