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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 Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD video/col/2006/15 mins ... Read more
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 characterized by a lack of activities and contact with adults—instead they escape to each other. Pop ... Read more
The film shows with logical consistency, what happens when you are bitten by the gambling bug. ... Read more
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 for take-off, then Mickey Mouse runs for his life and the mouse trap industry is unstoppable. ... ... Read more
The last night in a gypsy encampment before the gypsies move on in the early morning to new quarters. ... Read more
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 make-up of Swedish society. ... A family has gathered at a large country estate to celebrate ... Read more
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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 three well-heeled white teens. Using complex intimidation, racial preconceptions, vague threats and ... Read more
"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 democratised culture. Technology now allows art, film, music and literature to be created, distributed ... Read more
"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 Katerina sees Mozart's Requiem on YouTube she decides this is the world she wants to live in ... Read more
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 notoriously reclusive former queen of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, is interviewed by Iranian ... Read more
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 embittered mother before he decides to take his future in his own hands by leaving for Stockholm. ... Read more
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 nothing untoward had happened. ... Read more
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 directed by veteran Tage Danielsson, the film tells its story with a tongue-in cheek enthusiasm. On the ... Read more
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 a life of her own. ... Their six-year-old daughter, Mia, is going to live with her. Soon, however ... Read more
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 critter...love. ... The tumbling tomato sings a Spanish solo. The pert pears trip the light fantastic and why did the bananas split? ... Read more
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 savage bite that pushes love into the realm of loathing. ... Saraband is the sequel to Bergman's 1973 ... Read more
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 savage bite that pushes love into the realm of loathing. ... Saraband is the sequel to Bergman's 1973 ... Read more
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
“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 a successor to Dylan, releasing two critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful albums - Cold ... Read more
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
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 local riding club and becomes embroiled in a disconcertingly intense friendship with the slightly ... Read more
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 universal appeal about the trials of sexual identification and awakening in a small town. ... Amal is a ... Read more
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 Story AB L English, Dinka, Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2008 ... Read more
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