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Miss Remarkable and her Career

Fröken Märkvärdig & Karriären
Director: Joanna Rubin Dranger

Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, animation, 29 min., 2010, english subtitles
Joanna Rubin Dranger’s short animated film is a charming and witty story about Miss Remarkable and her life struggles. A young woman is coping with her inner demons, parental expectations, a career meltdown, and still trying to fulfil her dream to become strong, successful, happy, and still be herself... Filled with dark humour, deep psychological insights and visually expressive animation, “Miss Remarkable and her Career” is a tragicomic but yet highly inspiring and optimistic film.

Awards:
2010 – International Federation of Film Critics’ (FIPRESCI) Award at the International Annecy Animation Festival, France.

About the director:
Joanna Rubin Dranger (born in 1970, Sweden) is a writer, a graphic artist, and an illustrator. She graduated from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts and Design in 1995, and now lives and works in Stockholm. Besides book writing and illustrating, J. R. Dranger also teaches graphics and illustration, and exhibits her work. Dranger has received plenty of prestigious prizes for both her novels and her work as an illustrator. She published her first book “Angry! The Angriest book of the Nineties” (Arg! Nittiotalets argaste bok) in collaboration with Anna-Karin Cullberg in 1989, and it won the first prize at the Libers Children’s book competition. Her first individual graphic novel “Miss Scaredy-cat & Love” (Fröken Livrädd & Kärleken) was published in 1999, bringing her a worldwide recognition. “Miss Remarkable and her Career” (Fröken Märkvärdig & Karriären) is Dranger’s first directorial work, based on her own book with the same title.
Section: Animation programme

Screenplay: Joanna Rubin Dranger