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A family business with a difference - a father and son make a modest living in the back streets of an Iranian city. In stark contrast to the suburbs of Melbourne this film portrays the need to recycle every bit of household scrap metal. ... D Rostam Persson P Nahid Persson WS Swedish Film Institute ... Read more
Wedged somewhere between Italo Calvino's /f on a Winter Night a Traveller and Woody Allen's The Purple Rose ol Cairo, Osten's Mozart Brothers plays with, and stretches to true comic effect, questions of the creative process. Bordering on farce, but with rigour and discipline, the story's anti-hero ... Read more
This film is about the education of Viktor B. Viktor was born in 1949; his father a handyman, and his mother a general worker. His first five years were spent with his grandmother in Baar. His periods in institutions: 1954/55, Vincentianum (Basle); 1960/61, Chaurnont ('because of behaviour and ... Read more
The Score is based on an autobiography written by an ex-convict, describing his prison experiences. ... A group of youths, high on drugs, steal a car and try to hold up a bank with a toy pistol. Their attempt fails; the police testify the gun was real, and the boys receive a four year sentence. ... Read more
The everyday life of old and handicapped people in a summer camp in the north of Sweden. The soundtrack is documentary recordings from an existing institution and the persons are portrayed in clay figures that are animated. ... Read more
Saddam Hussein's red Ferrari Testarossa is ghost riding through the desert in Alex Petersén's dreamily experimental The Tracks of My Tears 2. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Axel Petersén P Georgie Mathews WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD ... Read more
Echoing films like Evil Dead, The Blair Witch Project and Invasion of the Body Snatchers, this Swedish chiller promises to have you thinking twice about a camping holiday. Five researchers are dispatched to a remote patch of forest to report on an inexplicable fire. Friendly bickering about camp ... Read more
A violent and darkly funny thriller set thirty years after a zombie epidemic, where the undead are being tamed and used as cheap labour. ... D/S Hugo Lilja P Bonnie Skoog Feeney WS Swedish Film Institute L Swedish w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010 ... Read more
"An inspiring documentary, The Voice of Bergman offers a rare and fascinating opportunity to hear 79 year old Swedish master Ingmar Bergman speak for almost an hour and a half about what the cinema means to him. Soberly lensed without music, commentary or film clips, this first documentary by ... Read more
Monika, who is a divorced housewife, wakes early one morning, at about five-thirty. Next to her in the bed is a stranger, a man she met the day before. He has lied to her about his name, his job, his wife and children. Last night, he had promised her love and friendship, but he is now anxious to be ... Read more
Three Suns (Tre Solar) SwedenSweden in the 1300s and plague stalks the land. The Crusades are in full swing and many of the healthy men are across the sea engaged in ferocious battles. Ships arrive every few months bearing terrible news and lists of the dead. Single mother Hanna, against all odds ... Read more
Made as part of a road safety campaign this film, with its concern for responsibility for the death of a child on the road, and the slow build-up of this theme, is hauntingly effective. ... Read more
Han and Mikaela meet at a bar and go back to her place. On the way Mikaela tells him more about herself, arousing his curiosity. ... D Victor Lindgren P Therese Högberg S Jana Bringlöv Ekspong WS Botnia Film L Swedish w/English subtitles TD DCP/2013 ... Read more
In this exquisitely shot work filmmaker and cinematographer, Steffan Lamm revisits his personal archive of unused footage. Throughout the six ‘episodes' he gently discovers a union and in doing so encourages contemplation of meaning and mortality.--- D/S Steffan Lamm P Klara Bjork, Daniella Prah ... Read more
Clara enjoys swimming by herself in the local pool after dark. One night she discovers a secret in this haunting story of young love. ... D/S Niclas Larsson P Erik Torell, Kristina Wibom WS Camp David Film L Swedish w/English subtitles TD DCP/2012 ... Read more
An exile's view of the decline of Italy's national culture and the man who put the ‘boob' on the tube. ... This riveting illustration of 21st century media Fascism begins in the 1970s with a TV quiz show where slinky housewives disrobe with every correct answer. That show was produced by the ... Read more
A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. ... Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general. ... Read more
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"Captures the tribulations and perspectives of a difficult age when kids start to act tough while still being vulnerable inside." - Screen Daily ... In a nameless, down-market town somewhere in New Zealand, shy 11-year-old Adrian fantasises to escape the dreary reality of life with his no-nonsense ... Read more
Arguably one of the best Swedish films of the late 40s/early 50s, Lars-Eric Kjellgren's While the City Sleeps is a forgotten gem written by Kjellgren and Ingmar Bergman. ... Layabout Jompa is being pressured at home by his parents, who want him to find a job and live a more productive life ... Read more
A blend of fact and fantasy, set in the land of the Lapps in northernmost Sweden. In a schoolhouse young Nils sits dreamily longing that lie might go with the older Lapps on their yearly migration to the mountains. Presently the boy dozes, and in his dream the voice of the Wind from the West speaks ... Read more
“You, the Living is about the human being, about her greatness and her miserableness, her joy and sorrow, her self-confidence and anxiety. A being at whom we want to laugh and also cry for. It is simply a tragic comedy or a comic tragedy about us.” - filmmaker Roy Andersson In You, the Living ... Read more
“We need a million psychologists in Gaza." - Ayed ... With medical bag in hand, Ayed takes on the onerous task of attending patients in the Jabaliya refugee camp in northern Gaza. His job is unremitting - he's the only field psychologist operating in an area regularly subjected to strikes from ... Read more
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