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Monalisa was living a regular life as a teacher and mother with young children.

Depression tears her life to pieces and heroin addiction turns her life upside down.

After years of drug abuse she meets Fredrik. Love helps them in their fight to break their destructive patterns. Monalisa Story is a unique documentary filmed over 8 years.


Release: 2016 (Denmark)

Duration: 90 minutes

Genre: Documentary feature

Spoken language: Swedish


Director: Jessica Nettelbladt

Cinematography: Jessica Nettelbladt

Editor: Åsa Mossberg

Sound Design: Tormod Ringnes

Composer: Mattias Bärjed

Producers: Jessica Nettelbladt, Pär Anders Bevmo and Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Sweden

Production Company: Lejoni Productions

Coproducers: Magic Hour Films, True Fiction, Sveriges Television, and Film i Skåne

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, The Swedish Film Institute, The Norwegian Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund, DR, SVT, NRK, Filmcentrum Syd, Malmö Stad, Konstnärsnämnden, Stiftelsen Längmanska Culture Fund, Södra Journalistföreningen, BLF Bildleverantörernas förening, Boost HBG, Orin Invest AB and Lejoni Production.


The film was nominated for CPH:DOX's 2015 NORDIC:DOX Award and was recently nominated in the category for Best Nordic Documentary at Nordisk Panorama 2016.

The fIlm won the 2016 Nordic Docs Special Jury Award.

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