Tora Mkandawire Mårtens


Fernando: »My body is perspiring like hell. I’m soaking wet. Isn’t there something that’ll make me calm?«
Pablo: »In that case, let’s go jogging.«

Fernando lives in Stockholm, a drug addict without prospects, and his mother has run out of ideas for helping him. She finally sends him to Columbia, to Pablo his older brother, who devises a plan that will get Fernando clean in six months and bring on a new life. Yet Pablo’s plans for the brothers turn into a journey full of challenges and obstacles that ultimately puts the relationship structure of the entire family to a hard test. Director Tora Mårtens chronicles just how far despair and concern within a family can go and what the breaking point is.

Awards for ›Colombianos‹
Goldene Taube Internationaler Wettbewerb, DOK Leipzig 2012 | Golden Starfish Award, Hamptons International Filmfestival, New York 2012 | Honorable Mention Documentary Award, Tempo Filmfestival, Stockholm 2012

Film programme Seduction

Director / Script / Editing

Tora Mårtens


Erik Vallsten


Erik Vallsten, Tora Mårtens, Micke Nyström


Andreas Unge


Hysteria Film AB, Antonio Russo Merenda


Tora Mårtens

Tora Mkandawire Mårtens

Born 1978 in Stockholm, Tora Mkandawire Mårtens graduated at the Dramatiska Institutet – the University College of Film, Radio, Television and Theatre – in 2007. She was previously trained as a photographer, and her work has been widely published in various magazines and newspapers and displayed in several museums and galleries. Her film Tommy was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2008. In 2009, Bye bye c’est fini received the ZDF TV Award at the interfilm Festival in Berlin. Dolce Vita with Bacon picked up the Boundless Media Contest Prize in France.

Films by Tora Mkandawire Mårtens (Selection)
Colombianos 2012 | Till Maria (For Maria) 2010 | Dirty Diaries 2009 | Bye bye c’est fini 2008 | Tommy 2007 | Dolce Vita with Bacon 2006