Ester Blenda is a documentary by Swedish filmmaker Anna Hylander. It is produced by Frid & Frid (commissioned by SVT K Special) with support from The Swedish Film Institute and Filmpool Nord. The film features Rakel Wärmlander, Tova Magnusson, Sara Sommerfeld, Peter Viitanen, Ivan Mathias Petersson and Agneta Ahlin.
Frid & Frid have written and produced the music. Featured on the soundtrack is Swedish singer Sofia Karlsson. Listen to the soundtrack here on iTunes or Spotify!
The feature length version will continue to be screened in Cinemas in Sweden in 2018. Follow the Ester Blenda Facebook page for updated info. The film can also be rented on VOD in Sweden at TriArt.
Ester Blenda will be shown at the following cinemas in Sweden in 2018:
27th of January, Gnesta Filmstudio.
7th of February, Linero Bibliotek, Lund
7th of March, Malmö Stadsbibliotek, Malmö
22nd of March, Visby Filmstudio, Visby
9th of October, Skarpnäcks Filmstudio, Stockholm
Ester Blenda is a groundbreaking Swedish journalist and author (Ester Blenda Nordström, 1891-1948).
She lived an adventurous life, travelled to South America, USA, Asia and the Russian Arctic. Always returning to her secret love, Carin, in Stockholm.
Although intrepid and fearless, Ester was tormented by demons that ultimately overwhelmed her. This is the story of a trailblazing, adventurous, restless soul and the times and social conventions that tried and failed to contain her.
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Ester Blenda is produced in two versions in television format length (58 min) and for cinema (89 min). Ester Blenda Cinema version had it's world premier at Tempo Documentary Festival in Stockholm in mars 2016.
DN - Lotta Olsson: Ester Blenda Nordström var journalisten som nådde längre än de flesta
SVT Kulturnyheterna - 15/4 2016
Medievärlden - Wallraffande före Wallraff
Sydsvenskan - Intervju med Anna Hylander 10/4 2016
Sveriges Radio intervju med Anna Hylander 9/3 2016
Skånska Dagbladet reportage med Anna Hylander 8/3 2016
Stockholms Fria Tidning 4/3 2016
Sveriges Radio programmet Stil intervju med Anna Hylander 4/12 2015