We met on a city bus in Boston in 1998. I was an art student, she was a Swedish au pair working for a German family. She didn’t have a lot of friends and decided to start talking with people on the bus. She told me, “I like your hat”, I replied, “I like yours too”, and so our friendship began. She was studying film and thought I would be an interesting person to document, she was quite impressed with my sense of humour. I was flattered and agreed, I am very funny.
This week we saw one of the things that can happen when two strangers meet, and commit to share more than funny stories on film for fourteen years. Greta’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Astrid Askberger, premiered at the Gothenburg International Film festival. This very personal documentary follows my life, my heart’s path, my relationships, family, artistic growth and of course, my incredible sense of humour.