Disability, Dark Comedy And Tinder

An Interview With Swedish Arthouse Director Jimmy Olsson, for Mouthing Off Magazine.

Image from Jimmy Olsson’s ‘Alive’.
The man himself: Director Jimmy Olsson.

Hi Jimmy, thanks for talking with us. What inspired Alive?

Ava Johansson in ‘Alive’.

There’s a really interesting mix of dark subject matter and light comedy in your work. What draws you to these elements, and how do you strike the balance between them?

The characters Ida and Viktoria, in ‘Alive’.

So what drives that approach to film, and your creative process, more generally?

On that note, what words of advice do you have for young filmmakers and artists?

So lastly, what’s next for Alive? It’s won quite a few awards already!

Film poster for ‘Alive’’.

Fresh off a philosophy degree, I now write about sanity, psychology and society.