For the first time in the history of Tempo Documentary Festival, a short film inaugurates the festival. The 14-minute-long Man with Pigeons is a film about tenderness, disgust and devotion by Lina Maria Mannheimer, who in 2019 participated in Tempo with the feature film documentary Parning. Man with Pigeons depicts a man in the Paris district of Marais, who daily – and to the horror of some residents – feeds and looks after some of the city’s most hated creatures. The film is competing for SEK 25,000 in the Tempo Short Award, which is the festival’s competition section for short documentaries. The prize is awarded in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute.
Release Monday 8 March at 18.00. The movie is available for streaming for 48 h.