/HOW COULD SHE GO ON LIVING AS IF IT WEREN'T THERE An intimate documentary about the woman that media called the 'HIV woman'.
It is 1986. Lillemor is 19 And goes to France. She falls in love there; a love which results in her becoming HIV infected. Lillemor represses the fact that she has a lethal infection. She gets married and has children. She cannot bring herself to tell her husband that she is HIV positive. One day he finds out. Tabloid press and tv channels refer to her as the "HIV woman". Lillemor's husband divorces her, she loses custody of their children, and she loses her freedom. Lillemor has now served a 30-month prison sentence for attempted grievous bodily harm. She was convicted for having had unprotected sex with her husband and for having gone through pregnancy and given birth to two children without first informing medical staff of the fact that she was HIV positive. Neither her ex-husband nor their children, now 7 and 8 years old, have contracted HIV.
PRODUCER/DIRECTOR INGELA LEKFALK CINEMATOGRAPHY ANDERS BOHMAN STEFFAN LARSSON EDITING KERSTI GRUNDITZ MUSIC LOUISE HOFFSTEIN Awarded the 2010 Stockholm Tempo Film Festival prize: FESTIVAL FAVOURITE on 11 March. WWW.FOLKETSBIO.SE
The international HIV / AIDS conference in Vienna shows HOW COUL SHE Friday, July 23. Followd by a debate about the impact of regulation internationally.
Directed by Ingela Lekfalk Award-winning director and producer; recently awarded the 2009 Rubus Arcticus Stipend; Lekfalk won an award at the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival for her film Jenny, God and the Silence.