Swedish short film for social media

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, cinemas and movie theatres are closed at the moment. So, the Swedish Institute offers Swedish embassies and consulates an opportunity to stream short films through their digital channels. Memory Metals is a dark comedy that deals with digital exclusion that elderly people can experience.

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The film

Memory Metals

Roland, a retired engineer, gets an iPad from his family to keep him updated in the modern digital world. Instead of digital euphoria the new technology breaks him. Roland longs for the analogue world that he could understand.

Memory Metals is a dark comedy about an old man’s unfortunate encounter with an Ipad. The subject matter of the short film – ageing and digital exclusion – has captivated Beata Konar, director, and Miko Lazic, photographer, for a long time. They hope that the film can be a starting point for a discussion about what new technology is doing to us, and that it doesn’t only open doors, but it also might close some. What has happened lately in society is that physical meetings and events have become digital and abstract, says Beata Konar.

Genre: Fiction
Year: 2019
Duration: 16 minutes
Subtitles: English
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During May and June 2020, Swedish embassies and consulates are free to share Memory Metals in their social media channels.

For screening link and photos, please email Asta Rantanen.

How to apply

To apply, please fill out the application form.

How to report

After a completed event, fill out the project report for toolkits.

Contact at the Swedish Institute

For more information, please contact Asta Rantanen.