Lisa Aschan

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Lisa Aschan
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Lisa Aschan (2011)
Born (1978-02-28) 28 February 1978 (age 39)
Vejbystrand, Sweden
Occupation Film director, screenwriter
Known for Apflickorna, Det vita folket

Daria Sofia Elisabeth (Lisa) Aschan (born 28 February 1978) is a Swedish film director and screenwriter.

Biography

Early life

Aschan grew up on a farm in Vejbystrand with parents who originally came from Russia. At the age of twelve, she moved to Gothenburg and then studied at a boarding school in England.[1] After that she studied at Stockholms Filmskola between 1989 and 1999, and at Den Danskes Filmskole in Denmark from 2001 to 2005 to become a director.[2] During her studies, she became known for the commercials Fuck the Rapist!, a number of commercial films about a rape-protection consisting of an awl-clad tampon[clarification needed].[3] Her short films In Transit and Goodbye Bluebird, which were made during the same time, have been shown at different film festivals.[4][5]

Career

In 2009, she was a director's assistant at Dramaten and directed the Danish TV series Thea & leoparden for DR's child TV section; the series has also been broadcast in Sweden and several other countries. The three-part series is about a girl who pretends to be a leopard.[6] Aschan has stated that she likes to use animal parables in her productions to make it more clear about human behavioural patterns.[6]

In 2011, she released her first feature film, Apflickorna, which premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival and won the Dragon Award Best Nordic Film and FIPRESCI awards.[7][8] Apflickorna has also won the award for Best Narrative Feature at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival, Best Cinematography at the Transilvania International Film Festival, as well as a Special Mention at the Berlin Film Festival.[9] At the 2012 Guldbagge Awards, Aschan and Josefine Adolfsson won the award for Best Script for the film, and the film also won the Best Film and Best Sound categories.[10]

In 2011, Aschan was awarded the Stockholm Film Festival's newly created long-film scholarship of 5 million Swedish kronor (about €550,000, ₤480,000, or $770,000 in 2011) for her new project, Det vita folket, a science fiction-inspired story about the camps where the government places foreigners that are awaiting deportation.[7][11] Aschan declined the money as she did not feel that her project fell under the rules of the award.[7] Aschan has described Det vita folket as a space epos with inspiration from the horror film The Shining.[12][13] The film had its premiere in 2015.[14]

At the 2016 Guldbaggen Awards, Aschan was filmed in the audience giving the finger and saying "Fuck You" to Swedish cinematographer Gösta Reiland.[15] This was after Reiland had won the award for Best Cinematography, and was on his way up to the stage to receive the award.[16] Linda Wassberg, who had filmed Det vita folket, was also nominated in the same category, and Aschan called it a "spontaneous reaction" to Wassberg losing to Reiland.[17]

Filmography

  • 2003 – Borta i tankar[citation needed]
  • 2004 – Fuck the Rapist!
  • 2006 – In Transit
  • 2007 – Goodbye Bluebird
  • 2009 – Thea & leoparden
  • 2011 – Apflickorna
  • 2015 – Det vita folket[18]

References

  1. "Lisa Aschan utforskar relationer". Göteborgs-Posten (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  2. "Lisa Aschan: "Provokation är helt ointressant"". Svenska Dagbladet (in svenska). 18 October 2015. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  3. "Lisa Aschan går under jorden". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  4. Domellöf-Wik, Maria (30 November 2015). "Lisa Aschan utforskar relationer". Göteborgs-Posten (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  5. "She Monkeys" (in svenska). Female First. 4 October 2011. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  6. 6.0 6.1 "Lisa Aschan återvänder alltid till djurens värld". Helsingborgs Dagblad (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Domellöf-Wik, Maria (3 January 2012). "Lisa Aschan tackar nej till miljonstipendium". Göteborgs-Posten (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  8. "De är storfavoriter inför Guldbaggen". Dagens Nyheter (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  9. "Lisa Aschan skapar skräck på flyktingförvar". Nöjesguiden (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  10. "Guldbagge till Lisa Aschan och Josefine Adolfsson för bästa manus!" (in svenska). Sveriges Dramatikerförbund. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  11. "Filmrecension: "Det vita folket" med Pernilla August". Dagens Nyheter (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  12. "Efter Guldbaggebelönade "Apflickorna" är Lisa Aschan tillbaka med en rysare på ett sterilt flyktingförvar". Dagens Nyheter (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  13. "Det vita folket". Kulturhuset Stadsteatern (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  14. "Det vita folket (2015)" (in svenska). Svensk Filmdatabas. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  15. "Bröderna Wahlgrens ilska mot Lisa Aschan efter Guldbagge-galan - Nöje". Expressen (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  16. "Fula gesten från Lisa Aschan mitt under Guldbaggegalan - Nöje". Expressen (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  17. "Arg och pekade finger: "Spontan reaktion"". Svenska Dagbladet (in svenska). 19 January 2016. Retrieved 22 January 2016. 
  18. "Det vita folket". Göteborgs-Posten (in svenska). Retrieved 22 January 2016. 

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