Melanie and Jossan are 15 years old and more or less inseparable since birth. They live at a remote country village and spend most of their days practicing for the hunting exam, aiming for a spot at the village’s hunting team. But when the local high school suddenly shuts down and the village’s future is put at stake, there are forced to reconsider their mutual plans.
The options that remain; to become forestry apprentices for Melanie’s dad, or to move 150 kilometers for a new life in the city, are weighed against each other. And soon they decide, on Jossan’s initative, that moving is the right choice in the end. They are too good to stay here and become losers. But while Jossan becomes increasingly involved in her new life at the high school in the city, a homesickness starts gnawing on Melanie, and in their joint attempts to fit into their new environment, a growing distance appears between the two for the first time ever.
While Melanie fights to hold the dream about a place in the hunting time alive, Jossan fosters a new social circle, and soon Melanie is forced to recognise that her role as Jossan’s second half is challenged.
Director: Lisa Meyer
Writer: Lisa Meyer
Producers: Mario Adamson & Ashley J. Smith
Length: 90 min
Country of origin: Sweden
Swedish Film Institute
Film i Väst