Monica Z

Waltz for MonicaMonica Z / Ein Walzer für Monica

Feature Films, Sweden / Denmark 2013, 108 Min.

Monica Zetterlund (1937-2005) was a jazz legend. Her renown was only increased when she made the last place at the 1963 Eurovision Song Contest with 0 points. Her fans eagerly followed her rise from insignificant telephone operator in the Swedish small town of Hagfor to a queen of Stockholm and New York's club scene, to a celebrated actress at the side of Live Ullmann (in Jan Troell's “The Emigrants”). Now Per Fly's fascinating biopic reveals that Monikca Zetterlund had a secret, turbulent, backstage lovelife. The film features jazz greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Bill Evans and Miles Davis as well as an admirable film debut by the Icelandic-Swedish singer Edda Magnason. It received the Nordic Film Prize in August.

Director Per Fly

Screenplay Peter Birro

Cast Edda Magnason (Monica Zetterlund), Sverrir Gudnason (Sture Åkerberg), Kjell Bergqvist (Bengt), Cecilia Ljung (Greta), Vera Vitali (Marika)


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