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17th(2015)



The Frog

Cecilia TORQUATO

  • Sweden
  • 2008
  • 7min
  • DCP
  • color
  • Fiction

Asian Premiere | 2008 Buster - Copenhagen International Film Festival for Children and Youth / 2008 BUFF, the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmo
 



 
 

Synopsis

 The theme for theme-day at a creche is the Middle Age. While the girls get dressed as princesses, the boys are knights with swords. One of the girls in dress also wants a sword but is the princess not supposed to carry a sword?



 
 

Program Note

 How many women have not been told to \"behave like a girl\" or \"act like a lady\" while growing up? Since when, by who and how was this stereotype of femininity that is being forced on women to this day created? Julia, a young girl who wants to wield a sword, is stopped by her male teacher and ridiculed by her friends. In defiance of her teacher\'s admonishment that a proper girl must not even burp, Julia belches loudly and does an imitation of a frog. As the girl energetically jumps and croaks, it is as if she has chosen to be the Frog Prince rather than the princess in the fairytale. A girl who is brave enough to stand up for her desire definitely deserves to wield a sword. It is only natural. [Jiyeon KIM]
 


 

Director

  • Cecilia TORQUATOCecilia TORQUATO

    Cecilia TORQUATO was born in Sweden and grew up in Brazil. She is a film director, photographer and CEO of Kvarteret Filmproduktion based in Gothenburg, Sweden. She studied independent filmmaking at University of Gothenburg and animation at Konstfack.

Credit

  • ProducerAnnika HELLSTRÖM
  • Cast Ola HEDÉN, Ida JÖNSSON
  • Screenwriter Cecilia TORQUATO
  • Cinematography Sophia OLSSON
  • Art director Erika von WEISSENBER
  • Editor Cecilia TORQUATO
  • Music Gui MALLON
  • Sound Tommy SPANHEDEN