Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Call Mom!
(Ring Mama!)

Year: 2019
Country: SWEDEN
Language: Swedish
Run Time: 100 minutes

Call Mom!
Call Mom!
Call Mom!
Call Mom!

Niki might be 35, but she lives as if she’s ten years younger—and that means engaging in continuous spats with her mother. Niki works as an elementary PE teacher and has quite the boisterous sex life (including an affair with her boss… and her masseuse). Her mother, Sofia, is soft-spoken and unable to sit still or look someone in the eye, so she obsessively cleans to avoid both. Stuck in an emotional deadlock, Niki and Sofia simply cannot communicate. Each privately seeks a stronger relationship with the other, but their inability to admit how they feel creates an endless cycle of misunderstanding. Closely guarded secrets ultimately will force Niki and Sofia to confront their emotions as well as each other. Humor and sensitivity go hand-in-hand as Niki navigates old relationships from a new perspective. Tackling a familiar struggle between parent and child with a poignant and playful script, this Swedish family dramedy will have you rushing out of the theater to CALL MOM! (In Swedish with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 11:20 AM

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Women of the World

Reel Women Direct Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
International Narrative Competition

Lisa Aschan

Anna-Maria Kantarius

Lisa Aschan

Linda Wassberg

Kristin Grundström

Principal Cast
Sanna Sundqvist, Nina Gunke, Alexander Karim, Jonatan Rodriguez, Evin Ahmad, Eric Ericson, Julia Corti Kopp, Cecilia Forss, Björn Gustafsson

Film Contact

Community Partner

Consulate of Sweden Cleveland Ohio

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