We are very happy to announce that the world premiere for Lia Hietala and Hannah Reinikainen’s debut feature film Always Amber will take place at Berlinale in the 2020 Panorama programme. The film is also nominated for a TEDDY.
Always Amber follows seventeen-year-old Amber. Together with best friend Sebastian they refuse to let society label their gender. Moving through a spectrum of fluid identities, they dream together, party together, and form friendships with likeminded people. The queer teenagers inhabit an open and loving world far away from the judging eyes of others, in which everything seems possible. But when Amber falls in love with Charlie, their utopian world is shaken to its core. Trust issues begin to emerge, and in the midst of it all, Amber has to face going through their transition alone.
Always Amber is produced by Göran Hugo Olsson and Melissa Lindgren / Story AB (Sweden), with support from The Swedish Film Institute / Juan Pablo Libossart and in co-production with Sveriges Television / Matti Kentrschynskyj.
January 30, 2020