Director: Frida Kempff
Producer: David Herdies
Script: Frida Kempff
Production companies: Momento Film
Release date: July 3, 2015 (Sweden)
Winter Buoy is Cannes-awarded Frida Kempff’s first feature documentary, a poetic and intimate story that portrays life in all its fragility. It is a film about trust and the courage to never stop hoping.
In icy mid-winter Toronto, a group of pregnant women desperately strive to regain control of their lives. They have insurmountable forces against them: homelessness, drug addiction, violent relationships. But following these particular individuals are the attentive eyes of their guardian angels, the social workers of a unique public health initiative. If these expectant mothers can only manage to break free of the vicious cycles dogging their steps, they have a chance to keep their newborns.
Produced by Momento Film in co-production with Adomeit Film, Les films du balibari and Film Väst.