An interview with Caroline Ingvarsson, the director of "Unmoored", interviewer Lennart Mathias Männik
"Caroline Ingvarsson is a Swedish scriptwriter and director, who brings an international approach to filmmaking, having studied in Sydney Film School as well as London City University, where she graduated from with a Masters in Journalism. She has written and directed multiple award-winning short films such as “We Were Three”, “Benath the Spaceship” and “The Dogwalker”. In her approach to filmmaking, Ingvarsson aims to challenge widely accepted perceptions and reflect the interior world of the characters, wishing for their feelings to resonate with the audience on a personal level.
The film “Unmoored” is her first full-length feature, and is based on Håkan Nesser’s book “Living and Dead in Winsford”. When a successful Swedish TV presenter, Maria decides to confront her husband about an accusation against him, her whole life starts to unravel. As you get immersed in her feelings of guilt, paranoia and self-deception, an irreversible chain of events takes you on a suspenseful and thought-provoking journey, set on the scene of serene Swedish landscapes and English moors.
When asked about what her secret is to keeping the audience captured, Ingvarsson says that it is the English moors that play an irreplaceable role in creating the suspense of the film. Although this might ring true, the psychologically thorough approach to the process of filmmaking and the caring and personal relationship that she has with the actors cannot be overlooked as an important factor as well.
""In the book, you hear her voice, but in film it is not the same. You can't have the same narration in the same way.""
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