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 like who he was and where he had worked. I was interested in finding out what can be found out about a person long after they're gone. How facts and speculation blend.
During the process of making the video Reinhold Pettersson I asked myself similar questions about his niece and my grandmother's cousin Sigrid Holmquist (1899-1970), who had become somewhat of a legend in the family since she was a silent film actress.
When I tried 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."