Little Children Big Words


Små barn, stora ord

Directed by Lisa James Larsson
Sweden | 12 minutes | 2010 | Swedish

When it’s Alex’s turn to tell his seven year old class mates what he wants to be when he grows up, an uncomfortable discussion begins about the meaning of an unknown but loaded word. The teacher’s explanation reveals her own story – a story of victim and offender.


Director: Lisa James Larsson
Screenwriter: Lisa James Larsson
Cinematography: Frida Wendel
Editing: Roberth Nordh
Producer: Andreas Emanuelsson

  • Lisa James Larsson
    Lisa James Larsson

Festivals & Awards
Hong Kong International Film Festival – Jury Prize
Odense International Film Festival – Grand Prix
Warsaw International Film Festival
Flickerfest International Short Film Festival – Honourable Mention
Olympia International Film Festival for Children and Young People – Children’s Jury Awards: Best fiction short
Sottodiciotto Film Festival 2010
Cuenca International Film Festival, ”Women In Direction” – Best Film
International Short Film Festival Interfilm 2010
Valladolid International Film Festival – Best European Short
Milwaukee Film Festival
Uppsala International Short Film Festival
Atlantic Film Festival
Palm Springs International Shortfest – Best of the Fest: Audience Live Action Favorites

Lisa James Larsson

Lisa James Larsson was born in Potsdam and brought up in London. She moved to Stockholm in 2005 to study film directing at Dramatiska Institutet.Lisa studied film TV at Brunel University in London before working for five years as a camera operator/editor and also teaching screen acting. In 2009 she completed her Masters at Dramatiska Institutet in screenwriting.

2012 Sex, liv och längtan, short
2010 Little Children Big Words, short
2010 Flera liv, short
2009 Pussyfooting, short
2008 En låda full av minnen, short
2008 Mellan 11 och 12, short
2007 Djur i bur, short