Krama mig is a little gem that hasn't got the attention it deserves. The movie also fills an important space in the Swedish flora of teenage portraits. There have been many in recent years (Fucking Åmål, Fjorton suger, Hip Hip Hora! and Sandor/Ida) but all of them depict life in your early teens. Krama mig, on the other hand, is less about partying until you puke, and more about relations and the challenges of becoming an adult.
For us who have already been through this phase in life, the story is very identifiable. The dialogue is great in all its simplicity, and Henna Ohranen (Minna) and Erica Koop Nedrell (Simone) are doing two very memorable performances.
Hopefully, the fact that Krama mig was released in January doesn't affect its chances of being recognized at the Guldbagge Awards next year.
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