The video is shot at the Red Mill movie theatre in Borås, Sweden and consists of still video images of the cinemas interior and exterior.
Reinhold Pettersson (1874-1953) worked there as a cinema usher in the 1910s. He was my grandmother's father. The project started with questions about him, who he was, where he had worked. I was interested in what can be found about a person, long after they're gone. What is facts and what is speculation.
During the process of making the video Reinhold Pettersson I asked myself similar questions about his niece and cousin of my grandmother: Sigrid Holmquist (1899-1970), who had become somewhat of a legend in the family since she worked as a silent film actress.
In trying to map out her life, I encountered different, contradictory versions of several stories. This is included in the video, were at several occasions the intertitle says: "Here there are two different versions of the story that follow."