The Nordic Talents Special Mention worth NOK 50,000 was granted to Fanni Metelius from Sweden for her fiction project The Boyfriend about breaking up and the difficulty of dealing with a sexless relationship.

“Fanni Metelius has a strong personal voice and she addresses questions of sexual identity and emotional integrity that young women and men are facing today. The jury is convinced that we will hear more of this voice in the future,” was the jury’s statement.

 Breaking up with your best friend and first serious love can be hard, but living in a relationship without sex is harder. Mika is doing everything to move-on, trying to convince herself she did the right thing. But the question is obsessing her; when and why did the relationship die?

The NT14 jury: Executive Director of Eurimages Roberto Olla, animation film director Kari Juusonen (FI), Director of Programmes at TV4 Åsa Sjöberg (SW) and Stine Helgeland Head of Promotion and International Relations ar NFI (NO).