Film Info
Director:Anders Rune
Running Time:77
Year of Release:2014


Maria is a mentally challenged young woman who lives with her overprotective sister, Helen, in the suburbs of Stockholm, Sweden where she falls in love with a man named Janne, This marvelous, offbeat story about forbidden love by award-winning director Anders Rune has an indie filmmaking aesthetic (one camera, no lights) with an edgy, Nordic flair, minimal dialogue, and editing reminiscent of Lars von Trier’s best works. Aerobics – A Love Story addresses controversial topics surrounding mental illness and one’s ability to make personal decisions when struggling with a cognitive disability. The film carefully balances entertainment and challenging issues of mental illness that are rarely addressed by mainstream media in any country. (Cinema Scandavia) - Programmed by Jeff M. Giordano