grandmother ruth and her daughters

johanna schartau

2014 Sweden DOC 60 '

1945, the year Europe finally achieves peace a family tragedy takes place in a bourgeoise suburb of Stockholm. My grandmother and two aunts died the same day in october. When I was fourteen it turned up for me that it wasn’t the diceas my father have told me something else much worse. With a model of my father´s childhood house as I built and filmed in, unique archival material spanning the two world wars, and interwievs I tell the story about my Grandmother and the two aunts I never met.


I work as a filmmaker and an artist, born I Stockholm 1963, now living in south of Sweden, Skåne. I am educated at Royal Institute of Art and University of Arts Crafts and Design in Stockholm, Sweden.