The documentary filmmaker Maj Wechselmann always delivers social – ly and politically engaged films, created with a strong personal voice. Together with Ebba Witt Brattström she portrays, in this fascinating docu-drama, one of Sweden’s most loved and important writers. Although Moa Martinson was proclaimed ”Mother of the Nation” by Tage Erlander in 1954, her life and authorship were heavily burdened by patriarchal structures, which she, like a #metoo pioneer, made visible to a previously neglected group of readers – the working class women. The film takes a close look at the Swedish Academy’s treatment of Moa and introduces new documentation on the marriage with author colleague Harry Martinson. Talk with Maj Wechselmann and Ebba Witt-Brattström after the screening.
Screenplay: Maj Wechselmann, Ebba Witt-Brattström Genre: Docmentary
Photo: Maj Wechselmann | Text: Camilla Larsson