Cinema of the world

Maya Nilo

Director : Lovisa Sirén
Country : Sweden,Finland,Belgium
Language : Swedish, French, Portugese, Persian, English
Duration : 97 minutes
Year : 2022
Cinema of the world


Nilo (Bahar Pars) is a feminist writer, living an orderly life with her husband and 13-year-old daughter Laura (Nadja Rosenberg). When her irresponsible sister Maya (Zhala), whose projects constantly tend to bomb, both “kidnaps” Nilo’s Volvo and daughter and heads south, Nilo tags along. The goal of the trip is Portugal, where the sisters’ complicated mother (Susan Taslimi) recently diagnosed with cancer lives, together with Maya’s son, who it has finally become time to take responsibility for.

Lovisa Siren


Lovisa Sirén is known for Maya Nilo (Laura) (2022), Audition (2015) and Baby (2016).Lovisa Sirén is a Director/Editor based in Stockholm. 2012 Lovisa graduatet from The Art School in Stockholm. Her departure film HIMALAYA was her first own short film and won the best film award at the November Festival in Trollhättan 2013. Her film PUSSY HAVE THE POWER won the Best Swedish Short award at GIFF 2014.


– Metteo Lima Alves
– Frederic Clou
– Fredrik Lycke


– Director: Lovisa Sirén
– Producer: Siri Hjorton Wagner
– Editor: Lovisa Sirén
– Writer: Peter Modestij , Lovisa Siren
– Dop: Lisbi Fredell
– Sound: Lotta Mäki
– Music: Per Storby Jutbring

Awards and Nominations

International Film Festival of India 2022
Nominee- Best Debute Feature Film
Guldbagge Awards
Nominee – Best Screenplay, Best Actors
Goteborg Film Festival 2022
Best Nordic Film