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To Garbo and Lenin


What if two of the most well known icons of the twentieth century had met?

In this film Greta Garbo and Vladimir Lenin meet in Stockholm 1917 and spend a day together.
They both have lost a dream, and they start a conversation that remains all day while they are walking through the city.
A blend between historical facts and fantasy in a mixed technique about two people before they become icons and their dreams before they come true.

English subtitle: 
Information for the Audience: 

Film title: To Garbo and Lenin

Animation and live action

Duration: 14:38 min

Directed by: Jessica Laurén

Written by: Jessica Laurén

Cast: Silke Varga Laurén, Simon J Berger, Lukas Orwin

Crew: Producer: Hend Aroal, DoP Jesper Klevenås, Music: Lasse Sander, Sound design: Fredrik Sundberg

Screenings / Awards: 


Best Drama - MovieScreenPro/Best Mini Film
Best Making Of - MovieScreenPro/Best Mini Film
Fan Award - MovieScreenPro/Best Mini Film
Best Historical Short Film - SFAAF
Best Costume Awards - SFAAF
Best Trailer Award - Near Nazareth Film Festival
Best Trailer Award - ARFF, Around International Film Festival


Best Short Film - Move Me Productions Festival, Belgium
Best Fiction - Grand OFF World Independent Short Film Awards
Finalist - Hollywood South Film Festival
Official selection - Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
Official selection - The Norwegian International Seagull Shortfilm Festival
Official selection, Experimental - Sedicicorto International Film Festival
Official selection - Aaretaler Kurzfilmtage
Official selection - ”Seance Nordique”, Festival Detours En Cinecourt
2:nd selection - Night Of The Short Film Antwerp


The Norwegian International Seagull Shortfilm Festival
Los Angeles Women’s International Film Festival
ARFF Berlin International Awards
MovieScreenPro - Best Mini Film
Near Nazareth Film Festival
South Film and Arts Academy Festival SFAAF
Move Me Productions Festival
Grand OFF World Independent Short Film Awards
Hollywood South Film Festival
Short Movie Club Film Festival
Sedicicorto International Film Festival
Festival Detours En Cinecourt

Information for theatres: 

Student project: No

Completion date: 01/01/2018

Shooting format: 2 K

Aspect ratio: 16:9

Film color: Color

First-time filmmaker: No

Distribution budget: 
500 EU
Directed by: 
Jessica Laurén
Writing credits: 
Jessica Laurén
Lenin: Simon J. Berger Garbo: Silke Varga Laurén Sven: Lukas Orwin The Mayor: Mattias Knave Dir. Paul U Bergström: Peter Varga Secretary: Caroline Stillman Ture Nerman: Gunnar Würtz German guards: Rickard P. Stumm, Rickard Malmsten
Produced by: 
Hend Aroal
Music by: 
Lasse Sander
Cinematography by: 
Jesper Klevenås
Film Editing by: 
Jessica Laurén Per Helin
Casting by: 
Jessica Laurén
Production Design by: 
Jessica Laurén
Art Direction by: 
Jessica Laurén
Set Decoration by: 
Jessica Laurén
Costume Design by: 
Stina Hedin
Makeup Department: 
Rebecca Nilsson Anna Undin
Production Management: 
Martin Lima de Faria
Other crew: 
Focus puller: Shazi Özdemir Gaffer: Samuel Gonzalez Best boy: assistent Karl Ohlsson DIT: Nurhak Özdemir FAD: Martin Lima de Faria Sound technician: Felix Aneer Assistant: Maria Katerine Larsson Assistant: Susanne Jaczewski Special effects, key artist: Fredrik Borg CGI: Boris Nawratil Costume assistant: Maud Karlsson Script advisors: Jonas Odell, Lena Ollmark Translation to English: Snelvertaler BV Translation to Russian: Yuliya Shimanskaya
Release Date: 
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Official website:
Total votes: 1858