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"Top 3", dir. Sofie Edvardsson - Polish premiere

10.28
20.15

Curator:

An animated romantic comedy about love, charts and dreams of the future in the hinterlands of northern Sweden.

In his last year of high school, completely ordinary Anton falls hopelessly for David, but is love enough when you want to live totally different lives?

Although Sofie Edvardsson's film is only 45 minutes long, it does a great job at delving deeper into Anton's emotional state of mind before and after he finds love. 

Anton always puts his life in perspective by making top 3-lists, starting with the top three idiots he hates the most: the Prime Minister, me (himself), and you (David). In a clever and quirky way, writer Simon Österhof thinks of the most surprisingly relatable and human insecurities by asking the right questions and understanding a gay man's struggle when it comes to finding love and dealing with certain complications when it comes to a person's individual needs in life. 

Clearly created with a heart full of love, Top 3 is a resonating tale about how life can be a journey of growth and new experiences, with a little bit of pushing and pulling, and a lot of butterflies and insecurities.

Top 3 is a co-production with Swedish Television, with support from the Swedish Filminstitute and Film in Västerbotten.

Awards

  • Best Nordic-Baltic Feature Film – Fredrikstad Animation Festival 2019
  • Fredrikstad, Norway; Best Narrative Feature (Audience Award) – Outfest 2019
  • Los Angeles;  Best Feature – Stamped Film Festival 2019
  • Pensacola; Tromsö Palm for Best Film in the Films from the North program - Tromsö International Film Festival.

Festivals

  • Melbourne Queer Film Festival, 2020, Melbourne, Australia
  • Mardi Gras Film Festival, 2020, Sydney, Australia
  • Tromsø International Film Festival, 2020, Tromsø, Norway
  • Umeå European Film Festival, 2019, Umeå, Sweden
  • Fringe! Queer Film & Arts Fest, 2019, London, Great Britain
  • Kaboom Animation Festival, 2019, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • REX Animation Festival, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
  • MIX LGBTQ Copenhagen, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Fredrikstad Animation Festival, 2019, Fredrikstad, Norway
  • NewFest, 2019, New York, USA
  • Orlando Film Festival, 2019, Orlando, USA
  • Seattle Queer Film Festival, 2019, Seattle, USA
  • Freaqweek, 2019, Eau Claire, USA
  • Nashville Film Festival, 2019, Nashville, USA
  • Cinema Queer International Film Festival, 2019, Stockholm, Sweden
  • Reeling: The Chicago LGBTQ+ International Film Festival, 2019, Chicago, USA
  • Stamped Film Festival, 2019, Pensacola, USA
  • Outfest Los Angeles LGBTQ Film festival, 2019, Los Angeles, USA
  • Frameline43 San Francisco International LGBTQ+ Film festival, 2019, San Francisco, USA

 

Sofie Edvardsson

Sofie Edvardsson is a director and illustrator from Umeå in the north of Sweden. She’s the Creative Director of animation studio Soja and Topp 3 (2019) is her debut film. Later in 2019 her debut TV show the Super Best Hero Friends had also premiere on Swedish television.

She started developing Topp 3 together with writer/producer Simon Österhof and animator Jakob Nyström in 2015, and the film was greenlit by the Swedish Film Institute in December 2015. Since then she’s been working on the project while also leading the creative work of Soja.


Filmography

  • 2019 -  Top 3 (animation, comedy)