Pojken: A Guest In Reality

Gunilla Josephson

2002, 04:50 minutes, colour, silent


I was never welcome in my parents’ home.
I was the uninvited guest at the banquet. They always wanted me to be a boy as a companion for my horrible sister. Their chandelier was more important than my happiness. When my father looks at the camera, I see the ghosts of the patriarchs of the ages.
My beautiful mother hovers behind him like a cold shadow. The history of all poverty is eternal. Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose. Filmed at The Museum of Social Realism, Sweden.

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