Longing / Längtan

country, year
Sweden, 2011

short documentary

running time

directed by
Mitra Sohrabian

Swedish, Farsi


about the film
Longing is a film about living in a foreign country far from what you have been used to. Feeling alienation and a longing to find home. It is about Aziz’s life in a small town in northern Sweden, where he finally found something that gives his life a mening, where he feels connected with the Swedish society. Longing is a film about hope but also about sadness, missing home and searching for contact and hope for the future. A film that, in its simplicity, shows what it is like to be a stranger in a country and a longing for the life one had had before.

about the author
Mitra was born in Mashad, Iran in 1957. She works full time as a film director, animator, documentary filmmaker, and artist in England, Iran and  Sweden.

Melody through the ice (2018), Driving instructor wanted (2018), Nature’s Elf-Always Connected (2017), Own room (2017), The movie about Heide (2014), Farmor and I and see you on Thursday (2012), The little beauty salon (2011), Dancer within me (2010), Longing (2011), Nachodi (2000-2001), Mattan’s mystery (1999), Road (1993), Animated film (1990), Journal from a journey in the north (1990), Superpower (1985), From a rain drop to the sea (1984), Experiment Animated Movie (1981), Devil’s Country (1981), Power game (1981), Freedom’s opinion (1981), Nature and environmental degradation (1978), Cats (1977)