With Every Heartbeat (film)

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With Every Heartbeat
With Every Heartbeat FilmPoster.jpeg
Original titleKyss mig
Directed byAlexandra-Therese Keining
Produced byJosefin Tengblad
Screenplay byAlexandra-Therese Keining
Based onA story by Josefine Tengblad and Alexandra-Therese Keining
Starring
Music byMarc Collin
CinematographyRagna Jorming
Edited by
  • Lars Gustafson
  • Malin Lindström
Production
companies
Lebox Produktion AB
Distributed by
Release date
  • 29 July 2011 (2011-07-29) (Sweden)
Running time
103 minutes
CountrySweden
LanguageSwedish
Box office$396,596[1]

With Every Heartbeat (Swedish: Kyss mig), also released as Kiss Me, is a 2011 Swedish drama film directed by Alexandra-Therese Keining. The film won the "Breakthrough Award" at the 2011 AFI Festival.[2] The movie was featured on Autostraddle as one of "8 Pretty Great Lesbian Movies You Haven't Seen Yet."[3]

Synopsis[edit]

Mia (Ruth Vega Fernandez) announces her engagement to her boyfriend Tim (Joakim Natterqvist) at her father's 60th birthday party, where her father Lasse (Krister Henriksson) has just asked his live-in girlfriend Elizabeth (Lena Endre) to marry him.

When Mia meets Elizabeth's fun-loving daughter Frida (Liv Mjones), she is initially wary to be accepted into Elizabeth's family. Reluctantly, Mia agrees to a weekend getaway on the island of Fyn, Denmark, with Frida and Elizabeth. Forced to share a bedroom with Frida, Mia finds herself fascinated by the other woman's free-spirited enjoyment of life. While out walking in the woods one night, Mia boldly kisses Frida leading to an amorous embrace. Frida is ready and willing to reciprocate and the women soon feverishly have sex for the first time. With the weekend over, Mia must return to Stockholm and her life with Tim, and Frida returns to her life partner Elin (Josefine Tengblad). Both women find it hard to put the intimacy they shared behind them. However, neither woman is unable to forget about their secret passionate time they spent and Mia is left to decide whether to suppress her romantic feelings for Frida and go on with her wedding plans, or break off her engagement to Tim and pursue a new life with Frida.

A chance meeting leads to Mia and Frida escaping into the windswept Swedish countryside where they shed their inhibitions once more and, in the process, fall deeply in love. Will they have a future together or will their sexual attraction to each other bring everything in their perfect lives to a halt?

Cast[edit]

Music[edit]

The music for this film includes original scores arranged by Marc Collin, as well as an eclectic mix of songs from various artists including José González and Kultiration and Swedish pop icon, Robyn.

See also[edit]

List of LGBT films directed by women

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/intl/?country=SE&id=_fKYSSMIGWITHEVER01
  2. ^ "Lesbian Themed Film 'With Every Heartbeat' Wins AFI Fest's Breakthrough Award". SheWired. Here Media. Retrieved 3 July 2013.
  3. ^ "8 Pretty Great Lesbian Movies You Haven't Seen Yet". Autostraddle. 2014-11-03. Retrieved 2017-06-10.

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