A BASTARD CHILD

57 min. 2016, Sweden

Directed by Knutte Wester

In 1909, in an undemocratic Sweden, a bastard child is born and given the name of Hervor. Her mother is unmarried, due to which she is called a ”whore” and is driven from her home. Hervor grows up at shelters and orphanages, rejected by society. As an adult, she spends her life struggling for social justice. In old age she tells her unique story. In his 800 black and white animated drawings, Knutte Wester brings his grandmother’s memories to life. In such a way, his parents live on as an art work.

VALLASLAPS

Autor Knutte Wester

Kunstnik Knutte Westeri vanaema tõi 1909. aastal ilmale vallaslapse, kellest kasvas autori ema Hervor. Tollane ebademokraatlik ja vanamoeline Rootsi nimetas vallaslapsi sohilasteks ja hoorasigitisteks. Knutte ema koos Knutte vanaemaga tõsteti korterist tänavale. Raske saatus aga tegi vanaema tugevaks ning ta asutas jõulise naisliikumise. Oma vanemate mälestuseks lõi Knutte 800 joonistust ja väntas neist dokumentaalse animafilmi. Nii elavad vaprad naised edasi kunstiteosena.