Why the fascination for Vampires? Why now? And why in teenagers? And when exactly did the gruesome dead monster turn into an enticing being, male or female? Swedish author Anna Höglund has studied Vampire lore, stories and films through the centuries from 1700 up to 2000, and she comes up with some astonishing answers. The romantic Vampire surfaced in Lord Byron’s day and age, the Lord himself a paragon of Vampiric charm. Teenagers may relate to the Vampire’s obsession with forbidden nourishment. All in all, a very interesting read – only in Swedish so far.
Swedish director Ruben Östlund‘s film TURIST (FORCE MAJEURE) has won the Jury’s price in the class of “Un Certain Regard” (A Special View) at the Cannes Filmfestival. “First time a Swedish film wins this”, writes […]
I do like the attitude of TrueBlood’s Gentleman-Vampire Bill Compton towards trouble: He stabs at it, goes straight for the kill. A trait he has in common with Stephen Moyer, who these days still goes […]
The Critic’s Choice Award at 10. ZFF goes to SVENSKJÄVEL by Ronnie Sandahl (Sweden). Heja! Stort grattis, Sverige 🙂 Special Mentions go to the actresses Hera Hilmarsdottir from VONARSTRAETI and Bianca Kronlöf as well as […]