The New Waves Non fiction


Maja Borg | Sweden, Spain | 2020 | 95 min.
O.V. in Spanish, English and Swedish subtitled in Spanish and English

Although they may seem poles apart at first glance, BDSM (Bondage, Discipline, Domination, Submission, Sadism and Masochism) and Christianity have, according to artist Maja Borg, much in common: both are practices that seek redemption, ecstasy and transcendence through rituals. After a destructive relationship, Borg explores these ties in this film full of elegant aesthetics and powerful imagery, searching for themself alongside a queer BDSM community and a Christian priestess, guiding their through a process of healing and exorcism from their innermost traumas.


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Direction: Maja Borg
Script: Maja Borg
Cinematography: Patriez van der Wens, María González Otero, Angello Faccini
Editing: Charlotte Landelius
Music: Katharina Nuttall
Sound: Jan Alvemark
Production: Andrea H. Catalá, Almudena Monzú, Stina Gardell, Maja Borg

Maja Borg

Born in Sweden in 1982, Maja studied at the Edinburgh Film School. Currently, their work moves between contemporary art and film. Their graduation film Look at Lucia (2006) won numerous awards and their experimental short film Ottica Zero (2007) was well received at film festivals as well as in the visual arts context. In 2009, Maja was part of the project Dirty Diaries, produced by Mia Engberg. In 2010 Filmform, the art film and video archive of Sweden, awarded them an honorary prize. Their first feature film, Future My Love, premiered at the Edinburgh Film Festival, and was distributed internationally. The film was broadcast on Swedish television and is part of the collection of the Malmö Museum of Modern Art. In 2014 their short film We The Others was presented in a live performance at Tate Britain, the ICA and the Dazed Digital Video Gallery. Their latest feature film, Passion, premiered at CPH:DOX.