Right: The Comet. Photo: Rasmus West. Left: Forgotten Reason. Photo: Peter Larsson

The Comet and Forgotten Reason To Be Screened in Hong Kong

Swedish shorts The Comet and Forgotten Reason will be screened at The Hong Kong International Film Festival which runs 11-25 April. This is the 41st HKIFF which makes it Asia's oldest international film festival.

Victor Lindgren’s The Comet chronicles two Somalian men hiding behind a fence at a border checkpoint. They have just embarked on their escape from oppression and persecution of homosexuals in their home country. Only one of them will make it to Sweden. He is the comet.

The Comet world premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival and was also screened and in competion at the 2017 edition of Berlinale Shorts at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival. 

Forgotten Reason is a stop motion animated film directed by Peter Larsson. The short chronicles a group of lost bodies who wander through a forest towards an open field. A gathering with an unclear purpose takes place. The story comes alive through the films texture and atmosphere rather than via traditional storytelling. Forgotten Reason won the prize for Best Nordic Short Film at Nordic Panorama Film Festival in Malmö.

Both Lindgren’s The Comet and Forgotten Reason have received funding from the Swedish Film Institute.