The Director

MARIA BÄCK

Graduated director from The National Film School of Denmark in 2013. With a background in poetry writing, dance and photography, she has directed artistic documentaries, as well as programs for Danish television. She was the winner of Nordic Talents 2013 with her graduation film “Mother is God”, which was nominated for Danish Film Academy Robert Awards and awarded at numerous international festivals.
Her debut feature film “I Remember When I Die”, dealing with memories relation to eternity, premiered in competition at CPH:DOX and won Honorary Mention for Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary 2016.

Maria is currently working on her next feature “Psychosis in Stockholm”, a personal film, which claims that reality is a personal invention. The film is set in Sweden and in space and it is based on some extraordinary lively days when she was 14 years old. Produced by Anna-Maria Kantarius for Garagefilm, in development with support from the Swedish Film Institute and Creative MEDIA.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT ON I REMEMBER WHEN I DIE

Growing up alone with my dear mum, who has bipolar disorder, I have gained a fascination for different types of realities. This film combines my favourite interests (What is reality? What is memory? Who am I?) with my top fear (To fall into oblivion).

FILMOGRAPHY

I Remember When I Die – 2016
Mother is God – 2013
Above city below sky – 2012
Christopher wants to fly – 2007