In an impossible equation, some parents wait their entire lives for their children to be grateful and say, “thank you”, while some children in turn, wait just as doggedly to hear an “I’m sorry”. This emotional deadlock is the premise of Swedish comedy Call Mum! starring Sanna Sundqvist in the leading role of the daughter and Nina Gunke as her mother.
Niki is aged 35 but lives her life like a 25-year-old, showing that maturity is not just about age. Suddenly, circumstances force her to reconsider her life and come to grips with all her relationships and life decisions.
Writer-director Lisa Aschan’s third feature and sequel to her award-winning She Monkeys, focuses on three generations of women and their struggles to communicate with each other.
A warm, cheeky coming-of-age comedy about the most difficult and humorous of relationships, that between a mother and her daughter, this film’s title suggests exactly what to do when life becomes hard: Call Mum!