Programme

THE BITTER WITH THE SWEET

Ann Sophie Lindström

Germany, 2018 / 24 min / English OV with German subt. (EN OV with DE subt.) / Documentary short

Showcase: Shorts Made In/With Luxembourg

A love story which verges on madness, focusing on an elderly couple trying to grow old together.

Cowboy Ricky, 62, and Gretchen, 55, have been dating since 2008. Marked by injuries from their pasts, their relationship is an emotional rollercoaster ride between dependence and love. Nevertheless, Ricky and Gretchen try to grow old together as they cannot master the harsh everyday life in North Philadelphia without each other.

This intimate documentary takes the viewer on a wild emotional ride from personal resentment to deep love, from tender moments to total rage that forces the viewer to think about their own relationships, triggers and emotions.

 

Screenings
Mon 11/03 18:30 Kinepolis Kirchberg Projection privée https://ticket.luxembourg-ticket.lu/luxfilmfest/webticket/shop?event=26810&kassi...
Cast & Credits
Cast 
Richard Whiten, Gretchen Hall Kennedy
Screenplay 
Ann Sophie Lindström
Cinematographer 
Ann Sophie Lindström
Sound 
Ann Sophie Lindström
Music 
Soundtaxi © Vladimir Volchenko, Wild West Western
Production 
Ann Sophie Lindström, Uwe H. Martin, Bombay Flying Club
Biography

Ann Sophie Lindström, born in 1984 in Luxembourg, studied photojournalism and documentary photography in Hanover, Germany. She became a mentee at the Bombay Flying Club in 2014 and was promoted as a full member in 2018. Besides working as an independent photographer and visual storyteller, Lindström teaches photography at the University of Applied Sciences in Hanover. Her work establishes an intimate insight into the people and places she documents. Her stories focus on unusual communities of people who are mostly ignored in society and who create a kind of substitute family for each other. She documented the life of a group of punks trying to survive in a capitalistic urban jungle in her series Punk ist kein Kaffeekränzchen, the African- American urban horsemen community in a high-crime neighbourhood of North Philadelphia in Don’t Fence Me In (2014). Her current film The Bitter with the Sweet (2018) is a love story which verges on madness, focusing on an elderly couple that tries to grow old together. Her projects have been supported through grants from Centre national de l´audiovisuel in Luxembourg, Œuvre Nationale de Secours Grande-Duchesse Charlotte and Stiftung Kulturwerk der VG Bild-Kunst. In 2018, Lindström is named 6x6 Global Talent Europe by World Press Photo and awarded the German Short Film Award (Golden Lola).

Filmography
  • 2018 – The Bitter with the Sweet (documentary short)
  • 2014 – Don’ Fence Me In (documentary short)