Loving Lorna


by Annika and Jessica Karlsson.

International Premier at Berlinale Filmfestival, nominated for a Crystal Bear.

”Being up with the horses, up at the stables, it’s kind of dragged me away from the trouble and just turned me into a good kid.’

Horses have been part of daily life for generations in the deprived Dublin suburb of Ballymun – and for 17-year-old Lorna and her family too. Her unemployed father finds structure and purpose in daily life by caring for his horses, while her sick mother wistfully remembers the days when she used to turn heads as she galloped through the town. These days it’s Lorna who likes to spend all her free time in the stable or riding Bigfoot, her horse. She’s long since set her heart on becoming a farrier when she leaves school – if only it weren’t for her constant back pain. A poetic film about longing, happiness, dreams and the transient nature of life.

Grade and VFX by Nils Fridén


October 10, 2022