Maria ErikssonSweden16 minutes2017ColourSwedishCanadian Premiere
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Mika has many things to teach his younger brother, John, on his first day of school, including lessons about difficult situations that kids shouldn't have to handle on their own.
Maria Eriksson is a Swedish filmmaker with a Master’s degree in film directing from the Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. She’s made a dozen shorts that have screened at film festivals around the world. Her latest film, Schoolyard Blues (17), premiered at Aspen Shortfest where it won two awards.