Church Film Prize of the INTERFILM-Jury, Luebeck 2008

Ping pongkingen

Der Tischtennis-König
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The first full-length feature film by Swedish director Jens Jonsson (born in 1974) is convincing both in form and content, dealing with the “struggle for survival” of a pubescent outsider who surpasses himself in ping-pong. 
The director succeeds in representatively reflecting the psychological conditions of a burdened family  by means of camera work, composition and particularly in his use of colours. Rille’s development is striking in its authenticity, all the more so thanks to the characterization of all supporting roles.