The Traffic Lights Turn Blue Tomorrow

A feature film by Ragnhild Ekner

Park benches, lawns, subways, backpacks, spray cans, barbed wire, asphalt and beer.
We owned the parks and alleyways of Stockholm . Graffiti unified a great bunch of windswept existences.
But then came the children, the prison, the career, the overdose, the psychiatric clinic and death, and we dispersed.
Jussi’s mother tells about her son.
I talk about Jussi, me and my son.
Jussi tells about the longing for freedom and a world possible to live in.
“The Traffic lights turn blue tomorrow” is based on my friend Jussi’s suicide. 
An essay dealing with the struggle to become adults. 
The film also portrays the generation that lived on the edge of society during the early 2000s, the time that was a springboard to adulthood for me and led to the death of Jussi.
“This world is not for me.” Jussi wrote in his last sms. Who is this world for?

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Production facts:

Year of production: 2017
Format: HD/16:9
Running time: 72 minutes
Language: Swedish, Finnish
Director: Ragnhild Ekner
Producer: Tobias Janson
Co-producers: Elisabeth Marjanovic Cronvall & Marta Dauliute
Cinematography: Ragnhild Ekner, Jussi Hirvilammi, Annika Busch & Karl Lööf
Editing: Ragnhild Ekner & Neil Wigardt
Sound Design & Mix: Thomas Jansson
Animation: Jussi Hirvilammi & Neil Wigardt
Grading: Neil Wigardt
Graphic Design: Aron Kullander Östling

Produced by Story AB

In Co-Production with SVT & MDEMC

With support from

Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia Lidin & Antonio Russo Merenda
The Arts Grant Committee
STHLM Debut, a collaboration between Stockholms läns landsting,
Film Stockholm, Filmregion Stockholm- Mälardalen och Stockholms Internationella Filmfestival
Film Stockholm/Filmbasen
Kalle Boman

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