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 be screened in Cinemas in Sweden in Autumn 2016 and spring 2017. 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 the spring 2017:

19th of January, Zita Folkets Bio, Stockholm - by tickets here.
4th of February, Biopalatset, Göteborg International Film Festival - by tickets here.
6th of Februrary, Norrtälje Filmstudio, Norrtälje
14th of February, JMG, Göteborgs Universitet (public lecture and screening)
4-6th of Mars, Guldbaggehelg, Filmhuset, Stockholm
5th of Mars, Kvinnohistoriska Museet, Umeå
8th of Mars, Biograf Kino, Lund
9th of Mars, Falköpings Filmstudio, Falköping
20th of Mars, Falkenbergs Filmstudio, Falkenberg
23rd of Mars, Ekerö Filmstudio, Ekerö Stockholm
19th of April, Klinte Filmstudio, Klinte Gotland

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.