LANGUAGE: No Dialogue
CRY shows how grief tears a couple apart. We first follow the woman in her longing for her dead child - then her husband in his feelings of being left out. An all encompassing cry is what's needed for the family to be reconciled.
PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION
Production Company: Kamelen7 AB
Film exports/World sales: Gonella Productions
Åsa Karlin, Jonas Kruse, Karin Willstrand, Mathilda Wiberg
Director: Maria Clauss
Screenwriter: Maria Clauss
Producer: Maria Clauss, Inu Enescu
Director of Photography: Inu Enescu
Production Designer: Maria Clauss
Sound: Melissa Pons, Elizabeth Carlyon
Editing: Michal Leszczlowski, Inu Enescu
Sound Editing: Ludvig Klint, Jan Alvermark
Music Composer: Ludvig Klint
Sub-genre: Experimental film. Silent movie. Poetic film. Death.
Country of origin: Sweden
Year of production: 2019
Total running time: 13.20 min
Color type: black/white
Aspect ratio: 2:35
Sound format: 5.1
Solna Konstfilm Festival, April 2019.
BIOGRAPHY OF THE DIRECTOR
Maria Clauss was born in 1971 in Sweden and started her education in scriptwriting at Stockholm University of the Arts. For the last 18 years she has worked as a script consultant and scriptwriter for movies and theatres. In 2017 she started to create a more personal art, focused on the visual language of film. In 2017 her performance "Biting the head of shame" was selected to be shown at the Anima Mundi festival in Venice. "CRY", is part of her investigation into suppressed feelings. It’s Maria’s first time as a director of feature film.