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Scheme Birds

Sweden, United Kingdom, 2019


As her childhood turns into motherhood, teenage troublemaker Gemma comes of age in her fading Scottish steel town. But in a place where “you either get knocked up or locked up”, innocent games can easily turn into serious crime.

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Scheme Birds Directed by Ellen Fiske, Ellinor Hallin

Critics reviews

The filmmakers capture changes both abrupt (one of Gemma’s friends is the victim of a sudden act of violence) and slow-simmering (as Gemma’s relationship with Pat disintegrates) and emerge with a heartening portrait of resilience in a setting where parental abandonment and prison time are treated as regular facts of life.
April 24, 2019
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