Flight Animals is an existential Swedish full length feature film in the classic Bergman style, about a couple who participate in a silence retreat as a last attempt to save their crumbling relationship. We follow estate owner Karl and his pregnant girlfriend Nathalie during silent meditation, where the boundary between fantasy and reality slowly dissolves. Could this new form of communication force the couple to confront each other anew?


  • Mikael Palm: Director
  • Henrik Vikander: Writer
  • Mikael Palm: Writer
  • Mikael Palm: Producer
  • Pontus Wicksell: Producer, Bullets (2023)
  • Simon Settergren: Producer, Kungen av Atlantis (2019)
  • David Fukamachi Regnfors: Key Cast, “Karl”, Gentlemen (2014), Kapning (2023)
  • Cia Bosse: Key Cast, “Nathalie”, Sockerexperimentet (2023)
  • Sandra Redlaff: Key Cast, “Ellen”, Innan vi dör (2019) Beck (2021)


  • Project Title (Original Language): Flyktdjur
  • Project Type: Feature
  • Genres: Drama
  • Runtime: 1 hour 19 minutes 59 seconds
  • Completion Date: January 1, 2024
  • Country of Origin: Sweden
  • Country of Filming: Sweden
  • Language: Swedish
  • Aspect Ratio: 2:4
  • Film Color: Color
  • First-time Filmmaker