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Geneth Gurmu in Push It. Photo: Grand Slam Filmproduktion.

Swedish Short in Competion for Short Film Palme d’Or

Julia Thelin's Push It is one of nine short films in competition for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. The Short Film selection committee picked out the nine films from 4 843 submitted entries.

Push It is a film about never being able to win, even though you’re the best. Hedda tries to approach Adam in every way she can, but everything she does turns out wrong. She doesn’t fit the tight mould of a teenage girl as she is both stronger and more skilled than the boys. Adam gets to break all the rules, and this film is about what it feels like that his gaze decides her worth.

Julia Thelin, born in 1991, is a director and screenwriter. The human body always plays a crucial part in her films.

The short is produced by Eliza Jones and Markus Waltå, Grand Slam Filmproduktion AB.

This is the second year in a row a Swedish film has been in competition for the prestigious Short Film Palme d’Or. Last year both Simon Vahlne’s Fight on a Swedish Beach and Simón Mesa Soto’s Swedish-Colombian Madre were in the running.