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SHOWING 34 FILMS FROM SWEDEN
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HOMELAND

  • Release Year: 2015
  • Runtime: 14 minutes
  • Directed By: Sara Broos
  • Country: Sweden
A young woman escapes the war in Syria and ends up in the forest in Sweden. Listening to music is a way for her to survive and bring her back, in dreams and memories, to her homeland. In particular, one song by the Norwegian pop band A-ha has followed her all her life. A story about the power of music and the meaning of the word homeland. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary, Music
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KILL YOUR DARLINGS

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 95 minutes
  • Country: USA, Sweden
The path of a struggling screenwriter and a mysterious free spirit intersects with that of a transvestite, a housewife, and a hapless mobster on their way to Las Vegas to see a celebrity psychiatrist in this darkly comic take on suicidal tendencies and the all-American road trip. |Read More

LOVE ALWAYS, CAROLYN

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 70 minutes
  • Directed By: Maria Ramström and Malin Korkeasalo
  • Country: Sweden
They say behind every great man is a great woman. Carolyn Cassady was behind two. Wife of beatnik icon Neal Cassady and lover-muse of Jack Kerouac, Carolyn saw her life story and the memory of the men she loved hijacked by mythmakers. Love Always, Carolyn is the intimate, graceful portrait of a patient matriarch who could never escape the constant wake of her husband's epic misadventures. |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary

LOVE DURING WARTIME

  • Release Year: 2010
  • Runtime: 92 minutes
  • Directed By: Gabriella Bier
  • Country: Sweden
Jasmin and Assi are newlyweds, but building a life together seems impossible: She's an Israeli, he's a Palestinian. When their homelands turn their backs on them, they choose to live in exile. This tender tale of a love infiltrated by politics follows a real-life Romeo and Juliet on their odyssey from the Middle East through an inhospitable Europe. As their hopes rise and then fade with each bureaucratic hurdle, will their love survive? |Read More
Female Director(s), Documentary
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LUNATIC

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 6 minutes
  • Directed By: Aasa Ersmark
  • Country: Sweden
Aasa Ersmark’s photographic animation presents the psychotic experience of existing simultaneously within several points in time. Different phases of the moon flicker in front of our eyes, as the haunting pulsation of music by Simon Mullan and Theodore Trottner builds the sensation of being out of control. Ersmark invites you into the realm of the uncanny, where even the concept of time appears as a mythical entity. |Read More
Female Director(s), Animation

METROPIA

  • Release Year: 2009
  • Runtime: 86 minutes
  • Directed By: Tarik Saleh
  • Country: Sweden
In the year 2024, all of Europe is united by a vast web of underground railways, populated by an army of downtrodden worker bees. When one such cog starts hearing voices and encounters a femme fatale shampoo model who seems to hold some answers, he finds himself unearthing a vast Orwellian conspiracy in this visually arresting animated noir. With the voices of Vincent Gallo, Juliette Lewis, Udo Kier, Stellan Skarsgård, and Alexander Skarsgård. |Read More
Drama, Animation

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