Jasmin Mozaffari’s debut feature Firecrackers has won best film at the Stockholm International Film Festival 2018.
The Canadian drama, which premiered in Toronto, is about two young women desperate to escape their repressive small town; a night of debauchery could derail their future plans. Screen spoke to Mozaffari about the film after its debut.
The jury praised the film’s “originality in portraying the love between two friends, in its urge for freedom, autonomy, loyalty in a violent world, and bringing us to situations in a way that we have never seen before, a perfectly directed film where all elements come together in a unique universe of its own.”
The film also won Stockholm’s best actress prize for Michaela Kurimsky.