SWIMMER (BADAREN) Short Film Competition 2020


Following the program, AFI Festivals Programmer Malin Kan leads a conversation between filmmakers Zach Woods (DAVID), Henriette Rietz (POSTPARTUM), Jonatan Etzler (SWIMMER), Bridey Elliot (THE FEELING), Sean Glass (A 1984 PERIOD PIECE IN PRESENT DAY), Jacob Halpren (CLAIRE AT SEVEN MONTHS) and Bridget Moloney (BLOCKS).

The police arrive at an indoor swimming pool and order a man to vacate the pool so he can be arrested, but the man refuses.

Screens as part of SHORTS PROGRAM 5

Jonatan Etzler graduated from SADA in 2018. His graduation film GET READY WITH ME won Gold at the Student Academy Awards in LA. His other shorts have toured the festival world, screening at SXSW, Palm Springs and Aspen Shortfest.

Josefina Mothander
Swedish Film Institute / Svenska Filminstitutet


Country: Sweden

Year: 2020

Director: Jonatan Etzler

Screenwriter: Jonatan Etzler

Producer: Isabella Rodriguez

Director of Photography: Nea Asphäll

Editor: Robert Krantz

Cast/Featuring: Pontus Liedberg, Tove Wiréen, Victor Iván

Running Time (minutes): 13

Language: Swedish