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CHRISTOPHER'S HOUSE (Lars Lennart Forsberg, 1979)
Christopher lives in a large house surrounded by a rambling garden with his girlfriend, Hanna Downstairs live his grandmother, in her dotage, and a faithful maid. Christopher is a free-lance photogra… Read more

Current Affairs (C. Wedel, Bent Barfod, 1961)
Using the technique of animation this film gives an account, both true and humorous, of the development of Sweden's supply of electrical power during the last fifty years. ... Read more

DARKNESS IN TALLINN (Ilkka Jarvilaturi, 1993)
The setting is the Estonian capital Tallinn, which is celebrating its new-found independence. A billion dollars in gold bullion, hidden in Paris since the Nazis invaded the tiny Baltic state in 1940,… Read more

DIRECTED BY ANDREI TARKOVSKY (Michal Leszczylowski, 1988)
col/I988/10I mins ... This is easily the best of many documentaries made about Tarkovsky in the last few years of his life, because the director and his camera team had the knack of being in the righ… Read more

Doderhultarn (Olle Hellbom, 1953)
The story of the birth, life and death of a peasant, portrayed by the sculptures of Axel Petersen. A quiet, acutely analytical study of caricatured Swedish sculptured figures. The music and English c… Read more

Dream Valley (Arne Sucksdorff, 1948)
Originally titled "Soria-Moria", this film, capturing the mood of the Norwegian countryside, recalls Sucksdorff's earlier film WIND FROM THE WEST. The film, as always pleasantly photographed, explore… Read more

Dreams from the Woods (Johannes Nyholm, 2009)
Dreams and reality merge in shadow puppet theatre, with a mesmerising story about a girl, a bird and death. ... --- ... D/S Johannes Nyholm P Johannes Nyholm, Andreas Jonsson L no dialogue TD 35mm/20… Read more

DUET FOR CANNIBALS (Susan Sontag, 1969)
Novelist, film and social critic, Susan Sontag's first film is described as a psychological drama of four people, in which an older couple exercises its will and power over two students, and manipula… Read more

EASY MONEY (Daniél Espinosa, 2010)
“It is smart and sexy and thrilling and shocking.” - Twitch ... Based on the best-selling book (the first in a trilogy) by practising Swedish defence lawyer Jens Lapidus, this tautly directed cri… Read more

EDVARD MUNCH (Peter Watkins, 1976)
The Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch (1863-1944), was one of the pioneers of modern art, who, along with van Gogh, is regarded as the founder of Expressionism Through his paintings, he intended to cha… Read more

Eiffel Tower (Niklas Radstrom, )
Stellan Skarsgård stars as a man who dreams of being in Paris during the 1920s, where he searches for the mysteriously absent Eiffel Tower. When he wakes and recounts the dream to his wife, he disco… Read more

ELVIRA MADIGAN (Bo Widerberg, 1967)
Based on a true story of the eighteen-nineties, which has since become legendary, this film is an elegy about a young lieutenant who leaves his wife and children for a circus star. Together, they run… Read more

Every Morning (Johan Hagelback, 1984)
A light-hearted and often bizarre animation on the trials and tribulations of having to get up and face the day, ‘every morning'. ... Read more

EVERY OTHER WEEK (Mans Herngren, Hannes Holm, Felix Herngren, Hans Ingemansson, 2006)
A comedy drama about two brothers whose lives become very complicated, Every Other Week sees four Swedish directors step up to steer this light-hearted romp through life, love and sex. Jens' wife, Te… Read more

EVIL (Håfström, 2004)
Evil (Ondskan) Sweden ... In Evil, nominated for Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Academy Awards, a sadistic group of power-tripping rich kids terrorise a young misfit at an elite private sc… Read more

EXIT (Peter Lindmark, )
Last year's MIFF guest, the enigmatic Mads Mikkelsen (Casino Royale, the Pusher trilogy at MIFF 06), stars in a dark, Hitchcockian thriller set against the high-flying world of corporate finance. T… Read more

FAITHLESS (Liv Ullmann, 2000)
Ingmar Bergman's touch resonates throughout this intense look at a marriage, its failure and the impact of the characters' subsequent actions. Directed by long time Bergman collaborator and one time … Read more

FALKENBERG FAREWELL (Jesper Ganslandt, 2006)
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival Jes… Read more

FALKENBERG FAREWELL (Jesper Ganslandt, 2006)
“Part poetry, part sociological snapshot of small-town life, Falkenberg Farewell is like a Swedish I Vitelloni - the opening salvo from a new and distinctive talent.” - Toronto Film Festival ... … Read more

Family Dinner (Stefan Constantinescu, 2012)
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… Read more

FLICKAN (Frederik Edfeldt, 2009)
“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… Read more

FLICKER (Patrik Eklund, 2012)
Winner of Best Swedish Feature at the Gothenburg International Film Festival. ... Like a bizarrely surreal, acid-drenched version of The Office, this wacky first feature by Patrick Eklund has been hi… Read more

FOR YOUR PLEASURE (Johan Bergenstrahle, 1978)
The plot of For Your Pleasure dates back to the late Fifties. Television was starting to make life tough for the small theatrical companies touring the country-side. The film tells the story of such … Read more

Freia and the Wannabe Indians (Carl Javér, 2013)
Fourteen-year-old Freia grew up and lives in an alternative community, but now she's starting to ask herself what sort of life she wants to live. ... D/S Carl Javér P Fredrik Lange WS Vilda Bo… Read more

FRENZY (Alf Sjöberg, 1944)
Frenzy was the most challenging film of a Swedish revival in the last years of the war. It has a high seriousness of theme coupled with a distinctive visual style. Its theme - the longings and frustr… Read more

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