Sweden

Börje Larsson – En trallande jänta AKA Miss Swing (1942)

Inger, a parentless country girl of 17, dreams of being a professional singer. Through donations from the commune she gets the opportunity to go to the city for proper singing lessons, and a lot of swing on the sly… Read More »

Claes Eriksson – Leif (1987) (HD)

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“The weapons factory in Rotum is selling weapons illegally,” ‘Leif’ writes in the local newspaper. He must be stopped, even if what he has written happens to be true. Gunnar Volt and some of the other workers at the factory set out to get him. Read More »

Gunvor Nelson – Moons Pool (1973)

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The explicit body politics in Gunvor Nelson’s popular Take Off is developed further in her highly personal Moons Pool. The film begins with shots of naked bodies in a bath and transgresses into depicting male and female bodies swimming naked underwater. The latter part of the film is almost totally liberated from speech, and has a dreamlike, complex soundtrack consisting of sounds of waves, voices, water and music woven together into a seamless web of sounds. (John Sundholm) Read More »

Jesper Ganslandt – Jimmie (2018)

A four-year-old boy and his father set out to find safety when violent conflict erupts in their native Sweden. Read More »

Ronnie Sandahl – Tigrar AKA Tigers (2020)

The true story of teenage football talent Martin Bengtsson’s life-and-death journey through a modern-day football industry where everything, and everyone, has a price tag.

Busan International Film Festival 2020 – Best Film
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Jean Rouch & Raoul Ruiz & Titte Törnroth – Brise-glace (1988)

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Beyond a film, Icebreaker is in 1987 the first media composition, construction of 3 original works made on the Swedish icebreaker Frej, and involving the main means of expression. “Bateau Givre” by Jean Rouch (35′), carries the principles of direct cinema. Rouch discovers in his camera, without the artifice of a commentary, without the help of a third language, the work and the days of the icebreaker and the men who serve it. “Hans Majestäts Statsisbrytaren Frej” by Titte Törnroth (20′), offers a second approach, where the characters, who have acquired a mysterious presence with Rouch, evoke their work, their emotions, in their activities as well as in their moments of relaxation. This film answers the questions left unanswered in the previous one. Raoul Ruiz’s “Tales of Ice” (34′); when the viewer thinks he has gone around a reality that has become familiar, makes it tip over into a profusion of fictions; three stories weave together in this fantastic film where ice plays the central role, where the icebreaker becomes a strange vessel wandering on the edge of the world. Read More »

Bo Widerberg – Lust och fägring stor AKA All Things Fair (1995)

Malmoe, Sweden during the Second World War. Stig is a 15 year old pupil on the verge of adulthood. Viola is 37 years old and his teacher. He is attracted by her beauty and maturity. She is drawn to him by his youth and innocence, a god-sent relief from her drunk and miserable husband. They start a passionate and forbidden relationship – but it has consequences they never could have expected. Written by Mattias Pettersson Read More »