Bath House
Six animals meet at the swimming pool. The horse, the pool’s manager, is a dedicated, conscientious friend of order. Over the years the premises have become her whole world. Two wolves come to the pool to bathe. Their relationship is hard to define, but one wolf constantly wields power over the other. Three mice also visit the pool, but they have a different agenda altogether.
by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
with Inga-Lill Fridberg, Johannes Nyholm, Carl Johan De Geer, Linnea Wikblad, Hugo Carlén
Sweden 2014 Swedish 15’ Colour


  • Inga-Lill Fridberg
  • Johannes Nyholm
  • Carl Johan De Geer
  • Linnea Wikblad
  • Hugo Carlén


Written and Directed by Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Screenplay Jerker Virdborg
Cinematography Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Animation Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Sound Design Hans Appelqvist
Sound Hans Appelqvist
Production Design Niki Lindroth von Bahr
Producer Kalle Wettre
Co-Production Sverige Television AB Stockholm

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Niki Lindroth von Bahr

The Stockholm-based artist and animator’s short films have screened at international festivals including the Berlinale, Cannes, Toronto and Sundance, with The Burden so far winning 83 awards including the Swedish Guldbagge for Best Short Film. Alongside her film production work, she is also a sculptor and costume designer who has collaborated with artists such as Fever Ray and David Bowie.

Filmography (short films)

2006 En natt i Moskva (A Night in Moscow) 2010 Tord och Tord (Tord and Tord) 2014 Simhall (Bath House) 2017 Min börda (The Burden) 2019 Något att minnas (Something to Remember)

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020