Bye Bye Boredom
by Elina Sahlin
Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information
When 13-year-old farmgirl Jackie loses her best friend Nova in a drug-related tragedy, she flees to confront the village's elusive drug dealer—the mailman. Despite the 17 years age difference, Jackie moves in with the dealer in his ramshackle apartment, determined to stay until she learns the truth about the fateful night. As she grapples with guilt and uncovers the truth, "Bye Bye Boredom" delivers a riveting exploration of youth, loyalty, and the silent whispers of a troubled past.
Awards & Festivals
Goteborg Film Festival 2024
Kiwi Casslind, Kalled Mustonen, Electra Hallman, Albin Grenholm
Elina Sahlin is a Swedish screenwriter and director. She has made the short films Department of Detachment (2021) and Yellow Cross my Heart (2020), which is based on her own published novel of the same name. Bye bye boredom is her first feature film.
When I grew up you could do horses or drugs. Some manage to do both. This part of the Nordic countries is a blind spot.The protagonist tells us this story in first person imperfect. I work with unpredictable elements such as animals, rain and fire. Sound and silence carries the emotional states. Drug trips will be audiovisual and tactile rather than visual. Coming of age life here is undiscovered. I needed mother tongue accents, hence plenty of first time actors. The style is slightly enhanced with anamorphic lenses rather than following the social realistic sensoric tradition.
The pacing will follow Jackie’s gradual emotional build-up. The editing is dynamic. Tension will build like a slow, irregular heartbeat that suddenly stops, leaving us in silence.
KIWI CASSLIND (Jackie)
KEVING TULLGREN (Casper)
ELECTRA HALLMAN (Leene)
ALBIN GRENHOLM (Andres)
MAJA WAESSMAN (Nova)
HUGO HAMLUND (Timmy)
KALLED MUSTONEN (Mange)
Director & Scriptwriter Elina Sahlin
Producer Christian Kielberg
Cinematographer Emil Klang (FSF)
Composer Lisa Montan
Production Designer Frida Mary Eriksson
Costume Designer Sera Cederberg
Mask Design Julia Stening
Casting Director Pauline Hansson
Editor Hanna Storby (SFK), Michał Leszczyłowski (SFK)
Sound Design Jonas Jansson
Colorist Mimmi Muskos
Original title: Bye Bye Boredom | 76 minutes | Swedish OV | Audio 5.1 | Colour | Aspect Ratio 2.39:1
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