• 10 10
  • 2016
  • 76min
  • Original Title: The Year My Voice Broke (1987)

The filmmaker Sara Broos invites us to this beautiful poetic catharsis, full of art and contemplation, about the relationship between her and her mother.


OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: Dok Leipzig/ Gothenburg International Filmfestival/ Krakow Film Festival/ Nordisk Panorama Film Festival/ American Documentary Film Festival/ Nordic Docs Fredrikstad/ One World Film Festival/ Film De Femmes Paris/ Tempo Documentary Film Festival Stockholm/ Nordische Filmtage Lübeck/ Arctic Light Filmfestival

Reflections. A Mother and a daughter between life and art

The director takes her mother Karin Broos, a famous Swedish painter, on a seaside trip to Latvia, hoping to close the silent gap between them.  Out of this experience came an intimate and poetic film exploring the innermost rooms of the human mind and the complexities of the mother-daughter relationship. 

The younger and the aging woman mirroring each other's experiences – the will to live, and lack thereof. In a meditation on life and art, health and illness, secrets and shame, serenity and nightmare. A cinematic catharsis through evocations of daily life, dreams, archival material, diary notes, the mother’s paintings and captivating footage. 

Sara Broos
Sara Broos Director

Production Companies


Broos Film

Region Värmland

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