The Traffic Separating Device (2018)

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In order to rectify the poor bus accessibility at Slussen station, the city council, as per the municipal board’s recommendation, erects so-called ‘bus traps’ on the street. The ensuing chaos gives rise to a tragi-comic societal satire no one saw coming. – Annie Karlsson
Director and DoP: Johan Palmgren
Sound: Lisa Gustafsson
Editor: Julian Antell
Music: Niko Röhlcke
Sound mix: Istvan Stenberg
Graphics: Maria Kask
Additional photo: Lisa Gustafsson, Juan José de Viciola och Sebastian Lejon
Producer: Johan Palmgren
Produced by Vindelfilm in collaboration with Swedish Television/Helena Ingelsten
Niko Röhlcke

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– Göteborg international Film Festival 27/1

– Tempo International Film Festival 10/3

– Film Fest Sundsvall 12/4

– Hot Docs 1/5

– Live at heart, Örebro 2-8/9

– New Swedish Docs, Switzerland 11/9

– Short Riga 2018 24-27/10

– Asiana International Short Film Festival 1-6/11

– Leeds International Film Fest 1-15/11

– DOC NYC 8-15/11

– The film will be broadcasted at Swedish Television during the spring 2018.

– The film has been accepted at Moscow Film Festival and Aspen Film Festival.





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The Traffic separating device_The German family_Photo Johan Palmgren

The Traffic separating device_Mr George and the police_Photo Johan Palmgren

The Traffic separating device_The English gentlemen_Photo Johan Palmgren

The Traffic separating device_Help ing to push_Photo Johan Palmgren

The Traffic separating device_Helping out_Photo Johan Palmgren

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