Skip to main content

New Sweden

Sweden, 1972 (MIFF 1974)

Director: Ann-Kristin Jönsson, Mats Kihl, Lars Sjögren

New Sweden is a film about a group of young people in a modern Swedish suburb. 'The gang' in the film consists of about 30 individuals, their ages ranging from 14 to 20. Their existence is characterized by a lack of activities and contact with adults—instead they escape to each other. Pop music, beer and hashish are important parts of their togetherness.

This kind of youth culture is not a particularly Swedish phenomenon, but a result of the social and economic changes most industrialized countries have undergone. This 'development' has created societies from which many want to escape—these young people do it their way. They have formed a subculture within the society.

See also...

INGMAR BERGMAN

This is a study of Ingmar Bergman, as film director. The film was made during the preparation and shooting of The Touch, and gives a penetrating portrait of Bergman. It contains a long interview in ... More »

KLARA LUST

Helge, Iike Kjell Grede's other heroes in Hugo and Josefin and Harry Munter, is a young man in love with life. He lives with his mother, a boarder named Pussy, and her young son. He is outgoing and ... More »

Scenes From the Life of a Washbasin

From the moment a young couple move in and raise a family, to die time of old age and the end of life, this film is about the experiences of ... a wash-basin. - (CK) ... More »

Family Dinner

While dad and daughter prepare the evening meal, mum gets kinky in the bath. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Stefan Constantinescu P Helene Lindholm WS Swedish Film Institute ... More »

Bikini

This unforgettable musical animation stars a young man afraid to come out... of the locker. Set on the beach in the 1960s, this is a rocking spin on an old favourite tune. ... More »

FLICKAN

“A haunting, poetic portrait of childhood solitude.” - Variety ... Relegated to the care of a flaky aunt when her parents go on holiday, a nine-year-old girl finds herself left to her own devices ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director