A Bastard Child
In 1909, in an undemocratic Sweden, a bastard child is born and given the name Hervor. Her mother is unmarried, due to which she is called a ”whore” and driven away from her home. Hervor grows up in shelters and orphanages, unwanted, rejected by society. As an adult she spends her life struggling for social justice. In her old age she tells us her unique story. Director Knutte Wester brings his grandmother’s memories to life through hand-painted animated images and has us witness someone being rejected in order to unite others. A story that too often still repeats itself.