In a frozen mid-winter Toronto, a group of nurses are fighting to give vulnerable homeless pregnant women the possibility of a new life with their newborns. Winter Buoy is a poetic and rough exploration of hope and trust, and of the individuals behind the faces many of us choose not to see.


Festivals in selection

  • Nordic International Film Festival, New York - WINNER, BEST DOCUMENTARY
  • Göteborg Film Festival, In competition - Best Nordic Documentary
  • Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm, In Competition - Tempo Documentary Award
  • Cinéma du Réel, Paris, In Competition - First Film International Competition




Technical Info

Titel: Winter Buoy (EN), Vinterboj (SE)

Genre: Documentary
Duration: 86 min

Production: Momento Film (SE), David Herdies,

In co-production with: Adomeit Film (DK) and Les Films du Balibari (FR)

With support from: The Swedish Film Institute/Cecilia LidinThe Sundance Institute Documentary Film Program, MEDIA Development, Film i Väst/Sofie Björklund, Filmregion Stockholm-Mälardalen/Beata Mannheimer, CNC, Procirep, Région Pays de la Loire, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Utbildningsradion

Photo: Catherine Lutes

Photo: Catherine Lutes

Photo: Catherine Lutes

Photo: Catherine Lutes