Belleville Baby

A feature film by Mia Engberg

Premiere at Göteborg International Film Festival, nominated for Best Nordic Documentary. In Swedish cinemas Spring 2013.

 

A long distance call from a long lost lover makes her reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby.

A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

Rent/buy on Vimeo On Demand (all except United Kingdom). English subtitles.

Production facts

 

Year of production: 2013
Format: DCP, Blu-ray
Duration: 75min
Director: Mia Engberg
Producer: Tobias Janson
Music composer and Dramaturg: Michel Wenzer
Supervisor: Kalle Boman
Voice of Vincent: Olivier Desautel
First Assistant Director: Åsa Sandzén
Stills: Christian Demare
Sound design: Jan Alvermark
Sound mix: Jan Alvermark and Owe SvenssonCamera and editing: Mia Engberg
Additional Camera: Albin Biblom, Ewa Cederstam
Graphic Art: Jacob Frössén
Casting: Elsa Pharaon, Anne Agbadou-Masson, Catarina RamstedtProduction Assistants: Jeroen Pool, Sophie Vukovic, Tim Dahlberg
Grading: Martin Steinberg
Online: Rickard Petersen
Conform and Mastering: Mattias Olsson
Super8 scanner: Nordisk Film Post Production

Made with support from: Swedish Film Institute (Tove Torbiörnsson, Suzanne Glansborg), MEDIA Plus Slate Funding, Konstnärsnämnden, Centre Culturel Suédois.

In Co-production with: Sveriges Television, Ingemar Persson.

Production company: Story AB

 

Tempo Award nominations for Belleville Baby and Babels Torn på Bobi Bar

 

Two Story productions nominated for Tempo Documentary Award and Tempo Short Award

Belleville Baby, a feature documentary by Mia Engberg, is nominated for the Documentary Award, and Babels Torn på Bobi Bar, a short documentary by Gabriella Bier, is nominated for the Short Award at the Tempo Documentary Festival 2013.

The awards ceremony will take place during the festival from the 5th-10th of March 2013. Tempo Documentary Festival is the largest festival of its kind in Sweden.

 

1 November 2012

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Belleville Baby premiering at Göteborg International Film Festival

 

First feature-length film by Mia Engberg in years premieres January 29

After working on it for 5 years, Mia has finally put the finishing touches to Belleville Baby, her much-anticipated new feature-length film.

A long distance call from a long lost lover makes Mia reminisce about their common past. She remembers the spring when they met in Paris, the riots, the vespa and the cat named Baby. Belleville Baby is story about love, time and things that got lost along the way.

Belleville Baby is screening at the Göteborg International Film Festival on:

29 january 20.00 Stenhammarsalen (premiere, director in attendance)
30 january 17.30 Stenhammarsalen
31 january 15.30 Biopalatset 2
3 february 20.00 Biopalatset 2

Tickets can be bought here.

22 January 2013

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Belleville Baby gets special mention at Dragon Awards

 

Dragon Awards at Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013

Mia Engberg's feature film Belleville Baby received a special mention from the judges on the panel of the Dragon Awards that wrapped up the 2013 Gothenburg International Film Festival.

The jury motivated:

“A special mention goes to Belleville Baby, directed by Mia Engberg, a distinctive and very personal exploration of how one’s self at each moment is affected by hidden memories and elusive inner layers.”

Belleville Baby had its Swedish premiere in Gothenburg was among the documentaries nominated in the category of Best Nordic Documentary.

4 February 2013

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Belleville Baby review in Variety

 

U.S. entertainment weekly Variety publishes review of Mia Engberg's Belleville Baby

"Mixing a variety of visual and aural materials, this lyrical, experimental, semi-fictionalized mood piece is a specialty item"

"Dreamlike editing and Michel Wenzer's evocative score support the ambience."

(Alissa Simon, Variety)

 

Belleville Baby is currently being screened as part of the Berlinale Panorama.

Read the full review here.

26 March 2013

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Belleville Baby to screen at international festivals in 2013

 

Mia Engberg's feature documentary Belleville Baby tours the international festival circuit

After its international premiere at the Berlinale and picking up awards at Tempo and Gothenburg film festivals in Sweden, Belleville Baby will screen at prestigious film festivals in several territories around the world in 2013.

A selection of festival screenings:

Rooftop Films, New York, USA, All summer

Way Out West, Gothenburg, August 8 - 10

Grimstad Short Film Festival, Norway, June 11 - 16

Moscow International Film Festival, Russia, June 23 - 26 

Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK,  June 24 - 29 

Vancouver Film Festival, Canada, September 26 - October 11

Scanorama, Vilnius, Lithuania, November 7 - 24

More festival screenings and dates will be announced soon.

22 April 2013

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Belleville Baby selected for Nordisk Panorama

 

Mia Engberg's feature documentary Belleville Baby will screen at the Nordisk Panorama festival in Malmö in September 2013

Nordisk Panorama is the main platform for short films and documentaries in the Nordic region and will take place in Malmö from September 20th-25th. 

Belleville Baby has been selected as one of the three documentaries from Sweden in the Nordic Documentary competition, alongside other films from Denmark, Norway, Finland and Iceland.

Screening dates to be announced. For more information, visit Nordisk Panorama's website

 

12 August 2013

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Belleville Baby wins prize at Dokufest

 

Mia Engberg's documentary Belleville Baby was awarded with the International Feature Dox prize at Dokufest in Prizren, Kosovo.

Belleville Baby was screened alongside 106 international films in competition at Dokufest, which ran from August 17th - 25th. Director Mia Engberg and producer Tobias Janson attended and held a masterclass on the film. 

The jury motivated:

“The jury selected this film for its masterly direction, taking its audience on an emotional forensic journey with a startling use of images, fragments, and layers of sound. It becomes an open discussion of cinematic narrative forms questioning the way in which we each construct our own memories through stories, part truth, part invention. The jury gives the International DOX prize to Mia Engberg’s Belleville Baby.”

Find the full list of Dokufest winners on the festival's website

 

26 August 2013

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Belleville Baby impresses at Rooftop Films

 

The feature documentary by Mia Engberg continues to be met by praise and moved audiences at international screenings, most recently at Rooftop Films in New York.

 

"After Belleville Baby screened in Seattle Film Festival I got a wonderful letter from someone in the audience who wanted to tell me about his own memories. This happens every time the film shows actually, same in Europe, people feel personally connected somehow and want to tell their own stories. I never had that with my previous films. I guess we all have a Vincent somewhere in the past. Someone lost and loved who stayed in our memory."

Read Indiewood's interview with director Mia Engberg following the screening of Belleville Baby at the 2013 Rooftop Films Summer Series in New York City here.

22 July 2013

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The Belleville Baby app is out

 

In time for tomorrow's Swedish theatrical premiere, the Belleville Baby app is downloadable for free at the iTunes App Store. Read more about the film and the background to the film, watch clips and access additional bonus material.

Click here to get it!

Belleville Baby will premiere nationally in Sweden on Friday September 27th. Distribution: Folkets Bio.

26 September 2013

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Swedish premiere tonight

 

Amazing reviews in Swedish media today

If you are in Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Lund, Uppsala, Västerås, Norrköping, Helsingborg, Luleå, Jönköping, Visby or Umeå, don't miss Belleville Baby, on your screen tonight.

Distribution: Folkets Bio

27 September 2013

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Guldbagge to Belleville Baby

 

Belleville Baby won the Swedish Film Award for Best Documentary 2013

Mia Engberg was at the Awards gala to receive the prize.

Here is a link to the SVT broadcast of the gala, Mia's speech is 51 min 30 sec into the clip

21 January 2014

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Belleville Baby nu på SVT Play

 

Belleville baby visades på SVT Dox i tisdags, och ligger nu uppe på SVT Play under 30 dagar.

Detta var TV premiären för den hyllade filmen som belönades med guldbagge för bästa dokumentär i februari i år. Länk till filmen på SVT Play här.

28 March 2014

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Belleville Baby favorit i repris på Zita

 

During the coming week, Belleville Baby is screened at Zita in Stockholm in their series of last year's best films.

Belleville Baby is screened daily from July 4 to 10 at 19.30. Folkets Bio has let five Swedish film profiles choose their favorite film from the past year, and Anna Serner at the Swedish Film Institute made Belleville Baby her pick.

“Belleville Baby är en dramatisk saga, ett stycke poesi om passion, livet, Frankrike och Sverige. Denna dokumentära berättelse i gränslandet mellan fiktion, konstfilm och dokumentär har vunnit Guldbaggen, pris på internationella festivaler men framförallt människors hjärtan i hela världen. Jag har sett den fyra gånger och längtar efter att se den igen.” Anna Serner, SFI.

Read more and book tickets here

4 July 2014

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