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Vacuum packed
Vanja is vacuum packed with Kurt | Experimental Comedy* | 11 min | Sweden | Language: French/Japanese | 2023 | Director: Andreas Nordblom
*experimental film because the artists are real artists, acting as themselves.
Kurt and Vanja are supposed to interview a painter, but when he turns out to be too drunk, they instead get the chance to meet the famous Japanese artist Photographer Hal (via online meeting) if they first pose as models in his latest art project.

Tagline: Who Would You Have A Vacuum With?
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"Visually stunning and a great performative film! Artistically experimental aesthetics and creative concept of art together with a complex relationship between Kurt and Vanja is so well executed."

-Big Fridge International Film Festival

Director and screenwriter Andreas Nordblom:


(b. 1978) is a Swedish producer, screenwriter and director. In 2016, he started the film production company "Hjärta Nikki". He has produced hybrid short films, such as the award-winning short film "Maneater" and "Cops are actors". He went on to write and direct "Vanja is vacuum packed with Kurt" as a first short test of a feature film concept. He has been selected for a feature film talent funding programme and is now working on both the feature version of "vacuum packed" and new short films.

Andreas Nordblom
Directors vision:

The story of "Vacuum packed" is inspired by the art of Photographer Hal in combination with true stories from my upbringing, about art and artists who were close to me, stories about Paris in the 60s and 70s. I think that for the characters in this film, there is an outsider perspective that more often than not, leads to misunderstandings and funny situations. Also, there is some kind of external force at play between Kurt and Vanja and the art and the artist's. Some kind of enabler or escalating element that pushes Kurt and Vanja's relationship further and takes it in unpredictable directions.
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Written, Directed, Produced & Edited By:
Andreas Nordblom
Simon Averin Markström
Focus puller: Filip Önell
Christoffer Baeza Jiménez
Grade: Staffan Enström
Soundmix: Anders Nyström
Sophie Säther Mahfouf
Script Consultant: Pauline Wolff
Production Company:
Hjärta Nikki

Joséphine Wistedt
Björn Sällqvist
Mikael Goralski
Henrik Ekesiöö

Special Guest:
Photographer Hal
This film was financed with support by Swedish Region Gotland and Film på Gotland, filmcommissioner Vilhelm Jegerhjelm.
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