Belleville Baby

A film by Mia Engberg (Sweden I 2013 I 82 mins)

Mia Engberg’s ode to Paris, a long lost love, and a cat named Baby. A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way…

Engberg’s personal account of a raw out-of-the-blue telephone conversation with a long lost lover provides the soundtrack to an ethereal montage of footage from a time long gone. The unexpected phone call turns into a provocative and intimate trip down memory lane – through the back streets and underground tunnels of urban Paris where her relationship was clouded by language barriers and hedonism, and his connections with a drug ring. A film about love, time and things that got lost along the way…

Official festival selections: Berlinale 2013, Gothenburg International Film Festival 2013, Edinburgh International Film Festival 2013

Directed and written by: Mia Engberg
Produced by: Tobias Janson
Music and dramaturgy: Michel Wenzer
Supervisor: Kalle Boman
Voice of Vincent: Olivier Desautel
First Assistant Director: Åsa Sandzén
Stills: Christian Demare
Sound design: Jan Alvermark
Sound mix: Jan Alvermark and Owe Svensson
Camera and editing: Mia Engberg
Additional Camera: Albin Biblom and Ewa Cederstam
Graphic Art: Jacob Frössén
Casting: Elsa Pharaon, Anne Agbadou-Masson, Catarina Ramstedt
Production Assistants: Jeroen Pool, Sophie Vukovic, Tim Dahlberg
Grading: Martin Steinberg
Online: Rickard Petersen
Conform and Mastering: Mattias Olsson
Super8 scanner: Nordisk Film Post Production
Made with support from: Swedish Film Institute, Tove Torbiörnsson, Suzanne Glansborg, MEDIA Plus Slate Funding, Konstnärsnämnden, Centre Culturel Suédois
In Co-production with: Sveriges Television, Ingemar Persson

Previous Screenings

Glasgow: 2 January 2014 @ Glasgow Film Theatre

Newcastle: 18 January 2014 @ Tyneside Cinema

London: 22 January 2014 @ The Proud Archivist

London: 11 April 2014 @ Birds Eye View Film Festival, ICA

About the Filmmaker

Mia Engberg is a filmmaker and producer based in Stockholm. She has made a number of shorts and documentaries in Sweden, US and France and is one of the filmmakers behind production company STORY. Her project Dirty Diaries – 12 shorts on feminist porn received worldwide recognition. Mia also teaches filmmaking at Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts and is the bass player of ska band Vagina Grande.