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Never Like the First Time (Jonas Odell, 2006)
A stylistically varied and entertaining quartet of pieces based on vox pop interviews in which subjects recall with mixed emotions the time they lost their virginity. ... D/S Jonas Odell P/WS Swedish… Read more

New Sweden (Ann-Kristin Jönsson, Mats Kihl, Lars Sjögren, 1972)
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 characteri… Read more

One Armed Bandit (Peter Kruse, 1973)
The film shows with logical consistency, what happens when you are bitten by the gambling bug. ... Read more

One Hundred Years (Max Andersson, 1984)
When babies come from test tubes, when rats march around and sink in blood, when babies are forced to their mothers' breasts at gun point, when the Statue of Liberty is replaced by a missile poised f… Read more

Open Road (Arne Sucksdorff, 1948)
The last night in a gypsy encampment before the gypsies move on in the early morning to new quarters. ... Read more

PARADISE PLACE (Gunnel Lindblom, 1977)
The director of Paradise Place, Gunnel Lindblom, played leading roles in several of Ingmar Bergman's films including The Silence In her first feature film, she raises profound questions about the mak… Read more

Pietas (Margit Ogebratt, 1968)
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PLAY (Ruben Östlund, 2011)
A behavioural and psychological drama, based on true accounts of a racially charged street scam in Sweden. ... Over the course of a tense afternoon, five kids of African descent playfully toy with th… Read more

PRESSPAUSEPLAY (David Dworsky, Victor Köhler, 2011)
"This changes everything. The industry is dead. There has never been a better time to be an artist." - Seth Godin, author of Unleashing the Ideavirus ... The digital revolution has created a new demo… Read more

PURE (Lisa Langseth, 2009)
"Destined to be remembered as the film that made riveting 22-year-old Alicia Vikander a star in her big-screen debut." - Variety ... When aimless 20-year-old former prostitute and high-school dropout… Read more

QUEEN AND I, THE (Nahid Persson Sarvestani, 2008)
An interview with an exiled Persian queen provides a three-dimensional view of the history and culture of Iran. ... A candid interview teases out the nuances of a troubled nation's history, as the no… Read more

RAVEN'S END (Bo Widerberg, 1963)
Raven's End is a glimpse of a fledgling writer's life in a working class district of Malmö in 1936. The film describes how the aspiring novelist comes to terms with his drunkard father and embittere… Read more

Robin (Magnus Carlsson, 1994)
Short strange tales about a grown-up Swedish 'Bart Simpson' Robin, who speaks with a Swedish Accent. Just as things begin to fall apart, the narrative in each story moves on quite sedately as though … Read more

RONJA, THE ROBBER'S DAUGHTER (Tage Danielsson, 1984)
One of the delights of this year's Berlin Festival and winner of a special award for imagination, Ronja, The Robber's Daughter is fun. ... Written by noted children's author Astrid Lindgren and direc… Read more

SALLY AND FREEDOM (Gunnel Lindblom, 1981)
Gunnel Lindblom's second feature is about women and for women. ... To free herself from his domination, 30-year-old Sally, a social worker, decides to leave her husband, Jonas, and sets out to create… Read more

Salsa (Margaret French, Erik-Gustaf Brilioth, 1994)
Winter snow - through the red door. It's crazy show time. See the red peppers - they're really hot. The despondent one meets feral furry ... The tumbling tomato sings a Spanish solo. … Read more

Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003)
Love, in Ingmar Bergman's films, carries something of the raw chill of a Swedish wind. [Saraband], his latest and perhaps last film, is no different, delivering intimacy and human connection with a s… Read more

Saraband (Ingmar Bergman, 2003)
Love, in Ingmar Bergman's films, carries something of the raw chill of a Swedish wind. [Saraband], his latest and perhaps last film, is no different, delivering intimacy and human connection with a s… Read more

Scenes From the Life of a Washbasin (Harold Hamrell, 1987)
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) ... Read more

SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN (Malik Bendjelloul, 2012)
“A hugely entertaining, emotionally touching and musically revelatory experience.” - Indiewire ... One of the greatest 70s folk-rock musicians you've never heard, Rodriguez was briefly hailed as … Read more

Seven Days in the Woods (Peter Larsson, 2010)
The forest is a strange, dark and frightening place. Is this what a stop-motion film by Lars von Trier would look like? ... D/P/S Peter Larsson WS Swedish Film Institute L no dialogue TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more

SHE MONKEYS (Lisa Aschan, 2010)
Winner of Best Film at the Tribeca Film Festival this year, She Monkeys is a nuanced and provocative study of young female desire. ... In the height of the Swedish summer, 15-year-old Emma joins a lo… Read more

SHOW ME LOVE (Lukas Moodysson, 1998)
Originally titled Fucking Amal (an exclamation by one of the protagonists which obviously presented some marketing problems in more prudish territories), Show Me Love is a sensitive story of universa… Read more

SIMON SMALL MOVES IN (Staffan Gösestam, 1990)
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Slaves- SHOW ME A STORY (David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn, 2008)
A civil war in southern Sudan has been raging for over 20 years; thousands have been killed, thousands more taken into slavery. ... --- D/P David Aronowitsch, Hanna Heilborn WS Production Company Sto… Read more

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