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Films From Sweden

In Fungus, the noisy protests of a neighbour whose husband just died compels Katrin to face her ex. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Charlotta Miller P Emma Sahlgren WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2011 ... Read more
This co-production between Norway and Sweden is the first film that Anja Breien has made since Wives. She has adapted a novel by Hjalmar Soderberg. who also wrote 'Gertrud' from which Carl Dreyer's last film was made, and Doctor Glas' (made into a film by Mai Zetterhng) ... Games of Love and ... Read more
When thirty-something Hanna finds herself at a party full of 20-year-old men, she has to get over her discomfort in order to become ‘one of the boys'. ... Screens with Pure (Sweden, 97 mins). ... D Fijona Jonuzi P Emma Kjellander WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
To take a bicycle down the street should be easy, but a small transport problem can quickly grow. Per Carleson's delightful [Girl Power] proves that a little cunning can help, especially if you are a woman of a certain age. --- D/S Per Carleson P/WS Studio Lagnö L Swedish w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
Lennart is in his fifties and has been abandoned by his gay partner. He finds love and happiness in the legacy of the affair - a four-year-old, 75-pound bulldog called Gösta. ... Read more
A graphic depiction of inner city living. No matter how desirable one's apartment may be you cannot chose your neighbours.---D/P/S Lars Arrhenius, Johannes Muntzing WS Swedish Film Institute L no dialogue TD video/col/2005/8mins ... Read more
“We follow individuals that are of most importance to each other, but they are not honest to each other.” - Björn Runge, director ... Preceded by Daybreak (which won the Silver Bear at the Berlinale) and Mouth To Mouth, the final film in Börn Runge's ‘liberation' trilogy follows five very ... Read more
Harry Munter is a dreamy, precocious youth. He's also rather a genius, having invented some kind of electronic equipment which has come to the notice of an American company. ... Last year Harry went through the process of acquiring book knowledge. Now he's learning about life and death. And ... Read more
Silent, Satanic and surreal. This unique event combines a supernatural archival jewel with live music by DJ David Franzke. According to film historian Ado Kyrou, in order to sneak his "shocking indictment of the criminal church, its inquisition and instruments of torture" past the censors, director ... Read more
'Till death us do part' could just as easily have been ‘til you reach 40. Proving that life begins at 40, Elisabeth and Gudrun are Sweden's answer to the heroines of Thelma and Louise - minus the guns, the police and the crime spree. After a rough first encounter, the two become best friends ... Read more
Following his debut feature, Show Me Love, and his acclaimed Lilya 4-ever, the talented Lukas Moodysson probes further into the dark excesses of human behaviour. Sure to provoke controversy, his fearless A Hole in My Heart explores the shocking world of DIY pornography, reality TV and emotional ... Read more
A tirade of images, a barrage of animated etchings and artifacts for and against " the American way". ... Read more
A lonely seven-year-old daughter of a clergyman runs away from home with her young fatherless friend, Hugo, and together they explore the dreams of childhood through the glorious Swedish summer in colours and romance redolent of a pre-pubescent Elvira Madigan. ... Based on some charming Swedish ... Read more
In Ostermalm, the Toorak of Stockholm, live a glossy couple luxuriating in the world of glossy magazines, Peter Stuyvesant ads, and Swedish swish. Then another bloke turns up, a bohemian kicked out by his girl-friend. He offers to be a servant and general handyman to his old buddy. But in this day ... Read more
This deceivingly simple and humorous documentary challenges the distanced diagnosis of a ‘very experienced and skilled' neurologist. As we fly through the air we are forced to reflect on the contemporary anxiety surrounding plane travel post 9/11. ... --- D Martin Wilderberg P Christina Erman ... Read more
Whilst filming what was to have been a single feature called / Am Curious, director Sjoman found that he could not adequately say all that he wished within a single film of ordinary length. / Am Curious - Blue became the sequel to / Am Curious - Yellow. (Yellow and blue are the colours of the ... Read more
Vilgot Sjoman is the maker of The Mistress and My Sister My Love, and whilst both these films were noted for their explicit treatment of 'dangerous' subjects, the development of a sexual relationship in the case of the former, and childbirth in the latter, neither have raised the controversy which ... Read more
As their period of living together draws to its inevitable end, Sten and Helena discover that a baby is on the way. Anxieties and aggressions begin to darken the lighthearted play which has been a characteristic of their affair. In search of relief, Sten embarks on a new affair. When the time of ... Read more
This three part film is just one clement of an extraordinary multi-media project initiated by the (obviously enlightened) French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which sent a group of artists out for two weeks on a Swedish icebreaker in the Bothian Sea, where they gathered inspiration for their ... Read more
A tense triple murder tale straight from the Swedish newspaper headlines. ... Renowned Swedish director Jan Troell (Oscar-nominated for The Emigrants) examines the dark dynamic between a couple of killers in the psychological drama of Il Capitano. ... Reminiscent of Bonnie and Clyde, Badlands and ... Read more
A search for a dropped toy uncovers a mysterious tunnel in this uncanny debut film from award winning music video and commercial director Adam Berg. ... D Adam Berg P Magdalena Jangard, Kristina Wibom S Jens Jonsson WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
Mao Tse Tung said: "To study is to learn, but to work is also to learn, and the more important way of learning." Two members of a political group are challenged to test this theory in practice. ... Read more
A one-shot reconstruction of an actual event witnessed on June 26, 2006, as a bank robbery doesn't quite go to plan. ... --- ... D/S Rubem Östlund P Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... --- ... D/S Rubem Östlund P Erik Hemmendorff, Marie Kjellson L ... Read more
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 which he defines and analyses the practical and ethical problems of film direction. ... Read more
UP-CLOSE GOTHIC DEATH AND MAYHEM! Can the Napoleon Dynamite of the magic world save the day and win the girl? ... --- D/S Patrik Eklund P Mathia Fjellström WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
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