Films From Sweden

The film captures the harshness of the struggle for existence between the stoats, foxes, hares and owls in the dark cold of a winter's night in a Swedish forest. ... Read more
Lasse is an out-of-work journalist in his late twenties. He is easy-going but lacking in any firm convictions; he tends to worry about the state of his health. Work is difficult to get and Lasse delivers newspapers in central Stockholm to support himself. He and his friend Bosse enjoy dancing at discotheques, drinking and pursuing girls. One morning on his round he meets Lena and begins an affair ... Read more
"More than ten years ago I did a semi-documentary feature which was a big success in the cinemas and later on television, named They Call Us Misfits (Dom Kallar Oss Mods). The film followed two guys - Kenta and Stoffe - 17 years old, how they lived, their background, their views on life and about growing up. They were two in a gang in Stockholm City, everything was possible and life was within rea... Read more
Ingrid Bergman in one of the best roles of her career. ... Embittered by her disfigured face - the result of a childhood accident - Anna Holm is the cruel mastermind of an underground ring of criminals. When a blackmail scheme goes awry, Anna's intended victim, a plastic surgeon, takes pity on her and reconstructs her face, leading to a profound change in her nature. But she must now protect those... Read more
Anne, a Swedish fashion designer, travels to Helsinki to meet a man with whom she has had a short love affair in Berlin. When she gets there, she regrets her trip and realizes that in reality she has come to say goodbye. ... The film is about this farewell, which perhaps will not take place. The men surrounding her, a Finnish architect, his colleague, and a Frenchman, Jacques, are all uncertain an... Read more
Alice is a strange girl who has a doll's house full of bold and malicious figures. Be Alice's guest at her party. It'll be an event you'll never forget - because for Alice, every night is Saturday night. ... Read more
Freddie Wadling, the subject of this striking documentary, would only undergo life-saving surgery when his doctor lied to him and told him that Captain Beefhearl's mother had phoned and told him to go ahead with the operation! Just one of the many eccentricities of this Swedish musician who endured a bizarre childhood and whose career has taken in styles from Punk to Classical music. He made his s... Read more
Astrid follows an 11-year-old rebelling against her mother and getting an unexpected problem to solve. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Fijona Jonuzi P Emma Kjellander WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2012 ... Read more
Absurd humour amongst the changing of the seasons as two jinxed, soulless desperadoes try anything for a free cup of coffee. ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... --- ... D/S Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 2009 ... Read more
"An assured, darkly humorous portrait of an affluent class in hedonistic self-denial, Avalon marks the arrival of a promising new voice in Swedish filmmaking." - FIPRESCI jury, Toronto International Film Festival ... With characters inspired by the director's parents and their friends, this impressive debut feature from Axel Petersén centres on Janne, an 80s party-boy still indulging his youthful ... Read more
“A front-row seat to a landmark Erin Brockovich-style trial.” - Variety ... Following a historic first court case in the Los Angeles Superior Court and ending with a verdict still under appeal, Bananas!* highlights a classic scenario of First World practices exploiting Third World workers. ... Juan ‘Accidentes' Dominguez is a Los Angeles personal injury attorney facing the biggest challenge of his... Read more
"Four actors, 10 dialogues. It looks easy on paper but let me tell you I will be extremely rigorous." Thus begins Torbjorn Ehrnvall's window onto the back lot of Saraband, which Bergman claims will be his final cinematic opus. He is indeed rigorous, distractingly fastidious in his perfectionism: from wardrobe and props to action and dialogue. But Ehrnvall's captivating documentary also reveals a c... Read more
"Such a powerful drama, so grittily and convincingly carried by its faultless cast." - Screen Daily ... Acclaimed Swedish actress Pernilla August makes her debut behind the camera with this tense drama that charts the lasting effects felt by children raised in troubled households. ... Living happily with her husband and two children, Leena (Noomi Rapace, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus... Read more
“You are naïve if you take a pop at a big multi-national and not think they'll come at you.” ... A confronting documentary that captures the repercussions of Swedish director Fredrik Gertten's film BANANAS!* (MIFF 10) - investigating the successful lawsuit of 12 Nicaraguan workers against the Dole corporation - Big Boys Gone Bananas!* is a frightening insight into the world of spin and corporate c... Read more
"David and Goliath on wheels." – Austin Chronicle ... As any cyclist knows, it's dangerous on our roads; drivers are often careless towards bicycles, or downright aggressive. But from behind the wheel, it's clear that many people on bikes flout the laws and ride recklessly. In Melbourne, at least, the divide between the two seems more intransigent than ever. But the problem is a global one. ... Sw... Read more
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. --- D/P/S Lasse Persson WS Post Scriptum & Media TD 35mm/col/ 2004/7mins ... Read more
Bogland is the a quirky tale of two Sápmi girls seeking answers to their heritage. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Jonas Selberg Augustsén P Freddy Olsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Sami w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
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The war years of the 1940s have come to the remote districts of Sweden where paths to the other world are narrow and restricted, and where people must rely on themselves alone. Sweden still has peace, but ... ... Here lives 13-year-old Erika with her parents, Marta and Axel, her grandmothers and their friends. They are a closely-united family, but life for each of them means something different. .... Read more
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