Three sisters return home. Elin leaves a modelling job and a once-so glamorous lifestyle in Paris to be at her mother’s 70th birthday party. Lova gives up her studies in London to live at home until she sorts herself out. Katarina’s is rapidly losing control of her double life as the married mother of two children and a hard-working surgeon with a lover, and all the while their mother, Sigrid, is preparing determinedly for the big upcoming party in her honour. —The Swedish Film Institute
Born in the small town of Falkenberg on the west coast of Sweden. He moved to Stockholm in 2000 where he formed the production company Fasad together with sound designer Torbjörn Olsson. From the onset the aim of the company has been to make feature films matching the best work coming from Europe and the US.
In 2006 his first feature Farväl Falkenberg/Falkenberg Farewell (2006) premiered, the script for which he wrote as a means of saying farewell to his manic longing for home. The film was screened at festivals such as the Venice Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival, and won several awards as well as five National Film Award nominations.
Having made several documentaries since then, he hit the cinemas with Apan/The Ape in the fall of 2009. It is certainly one of the most talked about and critically acclaimed Swedish features of 2009 and opened internationally at the Venice Film Festival. Jesper is now, along with his fellow directors and producers… read more
I had great expectations for this film. According to Swedish press Blondie is one of the year's most interesting Swedish films. I'm not sure I agree. Jesper Kurlandsky new film reminds me of Interiors, Hannah and Her Sisters and Punch-Drunk Love. But Blondie is not as masterful as these films. I am not engaged enough in Blondie's characters, even though the actors (especially Carolina Gymming) does a good job.