SivandivanGustav Ahlgren, Emelie Jönsson, 90 min, Sweden.
Sivandivan is a documentary about an uncompromising royal singer who refused to adapt to the norm of how a female artist should behave. And for that, she has had to pay dearly. She is now 72, has no family, not many know who she is and to those who do, she is an outcast. This movie is about Siv’s revenge and comeback.
In three acts we get to see the opera about Siv’s crusade to return to the spotlight. Documentary scenes are mixed with reprocessed opera scenes where the viewer gets to change perspective and see the world as Siv views it. And in her view, she is forever a star.