The Revenge of the Diva

Gustav Ahlgren & Emelie Jönsson - 80'
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SYNOPSIS

”An outcast! That's how they have perceived me. But one day I will conquer. I'll be watching from on high while my detractors remain far below. Like ants. And so it will be.” – Siv Wennberg

Back in her heydays Siv Wennberg was poised to become the next big star within the opera world. Performing at stages such as Covent Garden in London, and the Bolshoi in Moscow and was expected to have a brilliant career. Then, abruptly, it all came to an end. Siv was outmaneuvered by her rivals and detractors. However, she doesn't give up: she wants to release all of her old recordings, her memoirs and finally she wants to give one last big performance. But with her critics expecting her to fail, the question at stake is if her aging voice can withstand the pressure. This is the story about an uncompromising artist who refuse to adapt to the gender norms and the expectations of how women in her position should behave. and for that, she had to pay. This film is about Siv’s revenge and comeback.

CATEGORY

#fightforyourdream

CAST

DIRECTOR:
Gustav Ahlgren & Emelie Jönsson
PRODUCER:
Gustav Ahlgren
CINEMATOGRAPHER:
Gustav Ahlgren, Ellinor Hallin
EDITOR:
Alexandra Litén, Nils Nouchi, Matts Barrett

INFORMATION

Country:
Sweden
Original language:
Swedish
Year:
2019

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Duration:
80 min