Eat Sleep Die

Directed by Gabriela Pichler | Sweden | 2012 | 104 min.

Wednesday, March 26 | 7:15pm | McConomy Auditorium, CMU's University Center
5000 Forbes Avenue

Sweden's 2014 Oscar Entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Award

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Event Includes: Screening of Dr. Paul Goodman's short "Plant Closing"
Presented in Conjunction with: Humanities Scholars Program at Carnegie Mellon University.

"Gripping Swedish film captures the challenges for young workers in a troubled economy." —The Hollywood Reporter

To eat, sleep, and eventually die—work revolves around such basic human needs. This fascinating film reveals the harsh realities of unemployment: Raša is an Eastern European immigrant in Sweden, a hardworking young adult who suddenly is laid off from her food industry job. As the primary supporter and caregiver of her household, Raša must stand up against poverty and adapt to life's unexpected vicissitudes. Director Gabriela Pichler's documentary-like "cinema verité" take on Raša's life highlights her situation as only one among many similar ones. Eat Sleep Die is a striking portrait of the working class, a realistic examination into the life of those whose main aim is to make ends meet.


- Winner of the Best Actress, Best Direction, Best Film, and Best Screenplay Awards at the 2013 Guldbagge Awards
- Winner of the Audience Award at the 2012 Venice Film Festival
- Nominated for the Discovery Award at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival


Gabriela Pichler
Gabriela Pichler was born in Huddinge, Sweden in 1980. She received her first Guldbagge Award in 2010 for her senior thesis film, Skrapsår (Scratches). Eat Sleep Die is her first feature film.

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