First Class Citizen

Sweden2021documentary57'Relatives

In the film, Diana Maria Olsson shares her most intimate experiences from a violent relationship and at the same time challenges the image of Sweden as a country that respects gender equality. The story of a husband who turns out to be the eponymous ‘first-class citizen’ exposes the mechanisms of hypocrisy. The director not only works through her own story but also collects common experiences of women in similar situations. The director and narrator’s motivation to inspire women to have the courage to leave abusive relationships goes beyond the framework of a self-documentary. First Class Citizen becomes the beginning of a multi-voiced indictment of patriarchy.

directed by
Q&A guest, portret reżysera
Diana Maria Olsson

cinematography
Hampus Linder, Diana Maria Olsson
script
Diana Maria Olsson
animated by
Vykintas Labanauskas
music
Lina Semaškaitė
editing
Diana Maria Olsson, Armas Rudaitis, Tomas Rugys
production
Diana Maria Olsson (Zen Division)
Photo
Kadr z filmu First Class Citizen
Trailer