Tag Archives: Swedish

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)

“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 »

Liv Ullmann – Sofie (1992)

“Liv Ullmann’s directorial debut is a beguiling and bittersweet tale about the yearning to be free… “

Copenhagen at the end of the nineteenth century. Sofie is a beautiful and cultured 28-year-old who lives at home with her parents Frederikke and Semmy. They only want the best for her and worry that she will end up an old maid like her three aunts with whom they share the weekly Sabbath meal… 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 »

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 »

Peter Watkins – Fällan AKA The Trap (1975)

In the year 1999, totalitarianism prevails with the U.S.S.R. and U.S.A. colluding to govern the world by strict rules. Chaos erupts on the surface but state employees live safely underground. A radical and his son, visit his brother John’s family in the bunkers and the discourse grows hot. Read More »

Bo Widerberg – Vildanden AKA The Wild Duck (1989)

“Every generation needs Ibsen” says Bo Widerberg and presents his version of the classic drama “The Wild Duck” from 1884. As in a thriller we get to follow how the family happiness of the Ekdahls is driven towards a tragic disintegration. Read More »