Lucky One

Sweden, Norway 2019
Swedish and French, English subtitles
76 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Mia Engberg
Screenplay: Mia Engberg
Cast: Olivier Loustau, Lorette Nyssen, Diana Rudychenko
Production: Tobias Janson, Hege Dehli, Miia Haavisto, Tomas Eskilsson, Katarina Krave / Story, Mechanix Film, Helsinki-filmi, Film i Väst
Print Source: Story, Svenska Filminstitutet

Vincent works long nights in Paris’s underworld. He has long since stopped dreaming of another life, but when he unexpectedly becomes responsible for his teenage daughter, Adina, his existence gains a new light. He has never taken care of a child before, and he is torn between the destructive tasks he is forced to perform at night and the desire to be a good father. One day something happens that makes this precarious situation come to a head. The film is a poetic meditation on how love and violence can exist within the same person. It is a story of Vincent but also a story of our times, where Vincent could be you or me.

Tytti Rantanen

Director Mia Engberg will be introducing the film before the screening on Saturday 19 August.