Set in the glamour and free spirit of the early sixties. Monica, a young Swedish small town girl is dreaming of the vibrant city jazz clubs of Stockholm. She embarks on an intense journey in the limelight as a celebrated singer and actress in the golden era of jazz. Among artists and hipsters her phenomenal success leaves a trail of broken love affairs and promises.
“Extremely aesthetically pleasing, filled with smart time markers as well as a tangible intensity in the midst of all that glamour.”
“We are invited to fantastic recreated musical numbers. A beautiful and stylish time travel to the 1960s.”
“Monica Z not only reflects on the singer’s glamorous life, but also gives a glimpse into the hectic private life behind the limelight, making the film down to earth and believable.”
“Peter Birro has done an effective selection of her life events, and Danish Per Fly (Baeen, Arvet) presses on sensitivities. I rarely cry at the movies, but this is an exception.”
“A new star is born.”
- Peter Birro