Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis
Silvana
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Silvana

Silvana

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis

2017
91 min.
Sweden
Swedish and Lithuanian
Subtitles: Catalan

An icon and activist for the queer community, she describes herself as lesbian, feminist, and anti-racist.

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Show
Direction
Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis
Sound
Mira Falk, Brian Dyrby
Production
Stina Gardell, Anna Weitz
Edition
Charlotte Landelius
Post-production
Mattias Valenca
Age rating
Not recommended for children under 7
Synopsis

An icon and activist for the queer community, she describes herself as lesbian, feminist, and anti-racist, and has become the voice of a new generation of young non-conformists. Silvana is a rapper who has conquered Scandinavia. An activist and an icon of the queer community who describes himself as lesbian, feminist and anti-racist, she has become the voice of a new generation with her uncompromising lyrics against all forms of oppression. In 2014, Silvana goes from being an underground artist to becoming the centre of attention for hundreds of teenagers and fans. Fuelled by the implications of being a "strong woman", she crashes under pressure as she falls in love with singer Beatrice Eli, a musical reference in Sweden.

About the direction
Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis

Mika Gustafson, Olivia Kastebring and Christina Tsiobanelis

Directors

Mika Gustafson (1988), Olivia Kastebring (1987) and Christina Tsiobanelis (1987) met during their Fi...

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Awards and festivals

IDFA
Netherlands, 2017
Docpoint Helsinki
Finland, 2017
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2017
Cleveland IFF
EUA, 2017
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Reviews

That being said, this is an excellent portrait of the artist, which deals with major themes with panache and in an entertaining style.

— Kaleem Aftab, Cineuropa

A fierce and vulnerable woman,Silvana is a portrait of a young musician with a powerful message and a personality difficult to define in plain words.

— Bianca-Olivia Nita, Modern Times Review

Music doc roars with grrrl power.

— Pat Mullen, POV Magazine
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