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Section: Days of Swedish Cinema

Lotta Leaves Home (1993) 8

Sweden | 1993 | 83 min.

Five-year-old Lotta is stubborn as a goat, her father says. This morning she refuses to put on that nasty, itchy sweater. Mummy is stupid and Lotta is furious. Quietly she cuts a big hole in her sweater. Then she moves in with Aunt Berg. Of course Lotta is right when she claims: ''I know a lot of things. Well, actually I know everything.'' She will never again have to put on that nasty sweater. An independent sequel to A Clever Little Girl Like Lotta, based on a novel by Astrid Lindgren.

Duration83 min
SubtitleSimultanneous translation into
Directed by Johanna Hald
Director of Photography Olof Johnson
Music Stefan Nilsson
Edited by Jan Persson
Contact The Swedish Film Institute


A screenwriter, director, and photographer, her film work is associated with literary works by Astrid Lindgren. Among others she shot the film Jump the Highest (Hoppa högst, 1988), the feature films Lotte 1 and 2 (Lotta påBråkmakargatan, 1992/Lotta 2 – Lotta flyttar hemifrån, 1993) and the TV series of the same name (1995-1996).

Literature, Family, Childhood, Nature