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Love and Lemons

Små citroner gula

Sweden | 2013 | 98 minutes | Teresa Fabik

After a series of upsetting events in Agnes’ life, she decides to open her own restaurant. This culinary comedy provides a fresh look at Agnes’ struggle with entrepreneurship, dating, and family life, all the while pairing it with gorgeous shots of delicious meals.

May 23, 2014
Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center  
6:00 PM Date has passed
May 25, 2014
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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May 29, 2014
SIFF Cinema Egyptian  
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Sunday May 25 screening on STANDBY – Advance tickets not available

In this culinary comedy, a young restaurant entrepreneur must figure out the special recipe for balancing her happiness and success in the midst of chaos. Agnes thinks she has everything figured out. She’s got a great apartment, a rockstar boyfriend, a job at a prestigious restaurant, and a close relationship with her parents. But when her comically conniving boss fires her, and she finds her egotistical boyfriend sleeping with a party girl more on his level, she realizes nothing comes that easy. Determined to rise above it, she takes a risk and joins some old friends in a venture to open a new restaurant. It’s just her luck when she finds out that famed food critic David, who goes by the pseudonym Lola, lives in her apartment building, and she concocts the perfect plan for a five-star review: date David and take him to her restaurant. Love and Lemons, based on the bestselling novel by author Kajsa Ingemarsson, avoids falling into cliché by spending time to focus on the quiet revelations of Agnes as she grows into her own person, as well as presenting the more comedic situations in a genuinely awkward yet hysterical fashion. Paired with delectably filmed shots of the delicious meals Agnes and her friends create, this is one banquet you don’t want to miss.

Director Biography

Teresa Fabik grew up in Södertälje, a small town south of Stockholm. After studying film at Stockholm University in 1996-97, she went on to learn filmmaking at the Stockholm Film School, and she has kept learning it ever since, through trial and error. In 2004 she wrote and directed her first feature film The Ketchup Effect followed by Starring Maja  in 2009. Love and Lemons is her third feature film.

Sponsored by W Seattle Hotel, Warm 106.9 FM, Seattle Met

Director: Teresa Fabik
Principal Cast: Rakel Wärmländer, Dan Ekborg, Josefin Bornebusch, Sverrir Gudnason, Tomas von Brömssen
Country: Sweden
Year: 2013
Running Time: 98 minutes
Producer: Pontus Sjöman
Screenplay: Lars V. Johansson, Johan Kindblom
Cinematographers: Anders Bohman
Editors: Håkan Karlsson
Music: Klas Wahl, Anders Niska
Website: Official Film Website
Filmography: Starring Maja (2009); The Ketchup Effect (2004)
Language: Swedish
HasSubTitles: Yes
Format: DCP
International Sales: Swedish Film Institute
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