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Films From Sweden

“Unsettlingly insistent, smartly played and bleakly hilarious.” - Empire Online ... Reuben Östlund's Cannes hit Play featured at MIFF 11, and his earlier Involuntary similarly puts the dynamics of social pressure under a magnifying glass with knife-edge precision. ... A man injured at his own ... Read more
Stumbling to the ground with a basket of clean washing, a woman lies contemplatively in the autumn dirt. A gently playful comedy of an every-day heroine, patiently awaiting her just reward.---D/S Jörgen Hjerdt P Charlotte Rafsten WS Jörgen Hierdt L Swedish w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
At 23, Josef Fares is one of the youngest talents to emerges from the the Swedish filmaking scene. Jalla! Jalla! is his debut film, is a charming comedy in which love, sex and cultural differences play leading roles. Mans and Roro are in their 20s and best friends. They both work for the park ... Read more
Since the dawn of time, man has longed to fly. This film, using the symbolic language of ballet, shows the history of aviation with particular em¬phasis on the principles and construction of jet aircraft. Jet received an Award of Merit from the San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
The film depicts his early days in Nev York, then traces his long trek to California, riding the freight trains, penniless and despised for his poverty Later, he becomes involved with the Industrial Workers of the World (the Wobblies), trying to organise labour in the face of savage police reprisal ... Read more
The director's photographic tribute to his dead mother. ... Read more
Nabbed all the top honours at Sweden's prestigious Guldbagge Awards this year. Peppered with spontaneous musical moments, Kidz in da Hood is an uplifting drama that centres around nine year-old, African refugee Amina. Having lived on the sly in Sweden without a resident permit for three years ... Read more
Former war photographer Jens Assur brings us a story of a young teacher in China whose life is unravelled by national politics. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D/P Jens Assur WS Swedish Film Institute L Chinese w/English subtitles TD digibeta/2012 ... Read more
[Kissed by Winter] is the piercing debut feature of Sara Johnsen, its story turning on loss, repression and redemption. ... A doctor in Stockholm, Victoria's life is thrown into disarray by the death of her beloved son and the blame her husband feels towards her. She flees to a backwater Norwegian ... Read more
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 generous, but also, rather accident prone. It is during one of his accidents that he meets a girl who ... Read more
Kochuu: Japanese Architecture, Influence and Origin (Kochuu: Japanska Former) SwedenA beautifully shot documentary that unfolds with Zen-like calm, offering a sublime and informative study of modern Japanese architecture, its roots in Japanese tradition and its impact on European architecture ... Read more
What do you do when you are a cop In a small town whose crime rate drops so low the authorities are threatening to shut the station down? Of course you'd bribe the local drunk to steal from the grocery store, write anti-police graffiti on walls and threaten passers-by with guns. Wouldn't you? An ... Read more
A resort populated and staffed by marionettes endures one very disruptive baby, in this new film from MIFF regular Johannes Nyholm. ... D/P/S Johannes Nyholm WS Swedish Film Institute L no dialogue TD 35mm/2011 ... Read more
“One of the strangest, stickiest, and (yes) sweetest horror movies I've seen in 10 years.” - CinematicalLiving alone with his mother in a wintry and miserable Stockholm suburb, shy and lonely 12-year-old Oskar is a victim of school bullies. He spends his days plotting revenge, keeping a knife ... Read more
Lines from the Heart treats its audience to an hour in the company of the great Swedish actresses Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson and Gunnel Lindblom. Gathering at the late director Mai Zetterling's French retreat, the trio reminisce on the terrace about Zetterling, Ingmar Bergman, their craft ... Read more
Vilgot Sjöman's reputation still rests mostly on his two films which outrageously mixed sex and politics, / am Curious (Blue) and / am Curious (Yellow). He has, however, made 13 films in all and many of them have been finely directed and thematically strong dramas. His latest film, Linus, has been ... Read more
The action of the film takes place during two summers and a winter. Keve is a film director whose relationship with his wife is deteriorating, and for a while he finds peace in the arms of another's wife. His leading star is attracted by Ben Carruthers, the American star of Shadows, who arrives to ... Read more
Lucky People Center was originally an illegal Swedish nightclub in the late 1980s. The collective involved moved into film and music production, and eventually live performance. As a culmination of their many-faceted career, Lucky People Center International, the film, casts a wide net to haul in ... Read more
"A mesmerizing, visually gorgeous and often-moving alloy of family drama." - Telegraph ... From Danish agitator Lars von Trier (Antichrist, MIFF 2009) comes a compelling family drama, set against the backdrop of imminent apocalypse. Melancholia explores the relationship between two sisters, the ... Read more
Eva Randers is a divorced librarian with a teenage son. She is approaching her fortieth birthday and to celebrate she asks a female colleague to come to dinner with her. At the restaurant the women order dinner and they are drawn into a lively party going on in the next-door ballroom. ... Eva is ... Read more
You can't stop your thoughts. ... It's 2024 and an oil-starved Europe has connected its train systems via a massive underground subway network. Whenever Roger, a call-centre worker from Stockholm, steps into Metropia a stranger's voice begins speaking in his head. He turns to shampoo ad girl Nina ... Read more
A humorous animated film about inner demons, crushing parental expectations and a career meltdown. It's tough to be a modern woman. ... D/S Joanna Rubin Dranger P Lisbet Gabrielsson, Jeremy Purcell, Michael Lennon, Vibeke Vogel, Elise Lund Larsen WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English ... Read more
"...an extraordinary portrait of an extraordinary musician." - SIGHT & SOUND (UK) ... "...one of the most starkly beautiful and moving documentaries ever made about a jazz musician." - JAZZ TIMES (USA)The prophetic free jazz saxophonist, Albert Ayler, recognised as one of the most important ... Read more
European refugee camps are home to many former child soldiers, of which there are an estimated 300,000 worldwide. But the system has little insight into the profound burden of their horrifying past and its potentially deadly affects. This is one such story. --- D/S Cameron B. Alyasin P Sidsel ... Read more
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