S2:E8 | Dec. 17, 2020 | 32 min.
What happens when a person with disabilities expresses a desire to express their sexuality? Jimmy Olsson, director of Oscar-nominated short film Alive (2020), sits down with Wendy to explore the key questions of negotiating the complexity of the basic human desire for sexual intimacy with individuals who face all kinds of physical and mental differences. Enjoy an inspiring and awakening conversation about the universal needs for intimacy.
Connect withJimmy Olsson
Jimmy Olsson is an award-winning director and writer who began working with film professionally in 2005 after attending a two-year training course at Kulturama in Stockholm. Jimmy takes events and experiences from his own life and recreates them into new contexts in order to understand them better. His latest movie "2nd Class" has garnered great success at various film festivals around the world. The film was an example of a new way for Jimmy to make movies. It is a film where he was inspired by the Dardenne Brothers but also a film that is clearly original and shows Jimmy's own style. In the future, Jimmy wants to tell stories that you feel in your stomach. He likes it is when it is low-key and when one gets the characters to work with their facial expressions.
Jimmy's goal is to continue making art house movies for broader audiences.