August 26, 2017

During the EIDF festival A Bastard Child was screened on public television in South Korea. The film was also nominated for EIDF award for best international film.

August 21, 2017

In Korea, a documentary used to be considered as a part of journalism, and it is accepted as having a distance from arts, personal tastes, or imaginations. However, an artist who paints pictures has used the animation to portray his grandmother’s life. It is not just a...

July 13, 2017

At Pärnu international Documentary and Anthropology Film festival a selection of international price winning films was screened on Estonian Television. After a national voting the Estonian Peoples Award was given to A Bastard Child. At the price ceremony Wester was giv...

July 13, 2017

At the International Documentary Film Festival CRONOGRAF A Bastard Child and Knutte Wester was given an award for best directing.

May 4, 2017

Back then, in the beginning of the 19th or even the 18th century, women, especially unmarried ones had to face all possible social discrimination if she happened to give birth to a child. No one would bother asking where that man was or the circumstances that let to th...

May 4, 2017

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desire to be loved, and that primal need is what haunts every frame of Knutte Wester’s “A Bastard Child,” a vividly nuanced ode to the filmmaker’s grandmother, Hervor. She was born in 1909 to a woman, Ada,...

In 1909 in an undemocratic Sweden, a bastard child is born. Called Hervor, her mother is unmarried, and therefore labelled a ‘whore’ and driven from her home. Hervor grows up in shelters and orphanages, unwanted and rejected by society. When she becomes an adult, she f...

Swedish watercolour artist and filmmaker Knutte Wester draws a great amount of inspiration from the stories of his grandmother’s impoverished, trying childhood in the downtrodden, incendiary, but still sadly relevant documentary A Bastard Child.

Born in 1909 to a single...

April 6, 2017



28 april tävlar Knutte Westers dokumentärfil Horungen på Nordamerikas största

dokumentärfilmsfestival Hot Docs. Men innan dess blir filmen tillgänglig för hela svenska folket på SVT skärtor...

April 6, 2017

In early 20th century Sweden, an unmarried woman gives birth to a baby girl, a great shame to her family and the conservative mores of the time. Labelled a whore, she is forced to place her “bastard” in various shelters, foster families and orphanages, where little Her...

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