Sverige

Årets kortaste dag firas med kortfilmer

2014-12-21 // 0 Comments

(sfi.se) Under årets kortaste dag, söndag den 21 december, uppmärksammas kortfilmen över hela Sverige. Från norr till söder på runt 20 orter arrangeras visningar och möten kring kortfilmen på biografer, barer, lokaler och caféer. Och hela landet tar del av Kortfilmsdagen online och på TV. Konceptet Kortfilmsdagen startade i Frankrike 2011 och dagen firas nu [...]

Annika Hellström, producer

2014-12-09 // 0 Comments

It is people like Annika Hellström who make films possible. Had she not discovered and treasured Ronnie Sandahl’s talent, his long film début SVENSKJÄVEL might not have garnered the kind of acclamation it has had recently (and will go on having). Of course Ronnie had already made himself a name as a news reporter and author. [...]

BRON – THE BRIDGE – DIE BRÜCKE: Nordic Noir continues

2014-12-02 // 0 Comments

Swedish TV announces a third season of BRON (Swedish for THE BRIDGE) for autumn 2015 – already sold to 120 countries. BRON (starring among others Said William Legue) is an award winning crime series which started in 2011 with an intriguing case: A female body is found on Öresund bridge, nicely cut in half – the [...]

SFF14 – films I didn’t mention

2014-11-18 // 0 Comments

Almost … these two films almost made it into my reviews, but HILL OF FREEDOM by Sang-Soo Hong became too boring (after a good start: witty dialogues, a dog named “Dream” and a well reasoned anachronic storytelling made for some fun, whereas clumsy filming and overacting destroyed much of the effect later on), and SECOND COMING touched [...]

MAPS TO THE STARS – a Cronenberg conundrum

2014-11-12 // 0 Comments

MAPS TO THE STARS , directed by David Cronenberg and written by Bruce Wagner, reminded me of NIGHTCRAWLER. It is to film business, what the latter is to news journalism – what a drama! Both films show a world of fierce competitiveness (Julianne Moore as diva Segrand, for instance) and of seriously disturbed characters (Mia Wasikowska [...]

CAMP X-RAY starring a brilliant Kristen Stewart

2014-11-11 // 0 Comments

The film CAMP X-RAY had me in tears – a very rare thing, all but impossible when I’m in film-analysing mode. But Kristen Stewart‘s green eyes – in her role as Guantanamo guard Private Cole – and Payman Moadi‘s brown ones – in his role as Guantanamo detainee Ali – were so full of fear, hate, [...]

Lena Einhorn: Blekingegatan 32

2014-11-11 // 0 Comments

Coming back home from Södermalm, from Stockholms Filmfestival, doesn’t feel so bad if one has this book to accompany the flight back to Austria. “Blekingegatan 32” is the name of the street in Stockholm Södermalm, where a certain Greta Gustafsson grew up, better known to the world as Greta Garbo. This book by Lena Einhorn (in [...]
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