The Unpromised Land

Sabina has traveled from Romania to the small Swedish town Holmsund with her brothers. The boys work in a garage and Sabina is looking for a job. Elin, born and raised in Holmsund, is in the church singing at the graduation ceremony. Another summer is about to start, one in which Sabina will get to know Elin. Together they will revolt against the old ways and find something new in each other. At the same time, the society around them collapses in fear and Elin’s dad is driven insane by sorrow. Because there is a madness growing in the Swedish idyll.

This is a highly contemporary story about the friendship between two teenage girls and soulmates in the shadow of the European debate on immigration and EU migrants. A story that portrays daily life in a small northern town where the locals share the EU migrants longing for a more hopeful future.

  • Program
  • Original title
    Till drömmarnas land.
  • Director
    Victor Lindgren
  • Producer
    Therese Högberg
  • Writers
    Victor Lindgren
  • Photo
    Rasmus West
  • Actors
    Andreea Petre, Elin Marklund
  • Playtime
    1 h 28 min
  • Year
    2019
  • Country
    Sweden
  • Age limit
    12
  • Production
    Bautafilm