Tag: sweden

Watch: Swedish Zombie Christmas Movie FINNS HÄR NÅGRA SNÄLLA BARN Kicks Off Production

Now moving into production, Finns Här Några Snälla Barn is self-described as a "Swedish zombie Christmas film entirely from the kids perspective." We've been tracking the film for some time, first sharing concept art last year. The film will play...

Scandinavian 2016: A Nordic Burst Of Cinema Intensifies Australia's Winter

It is only in its third year, and yet The Scandinavian Film Festival which runs Australia-wide is one of my most anticipated festivals, following the gargantuan MIFF (Melbourne International Film Festival) of course. Considering one of my favorite films from...

Cannes 2016: Nordic Genre Cinema Celebrated With Viking Helmets

Sure, the Cannes Film Festival sounds like an ultra-serious consideration of the latest and greatest in world cinema. But who knew it included the wearing of viking helmets? We've been provided with three photos from the (scandalous?) Nordic Genre Party...

BLACK CIRCLE: Adrian Garcia Bogliano Takes His Horror To Sweden With Christina Lindberg

With his latest, deviously disturbing horror film, Scherzo Diabolico, now infecting VOD platforms everywhere, writer/director Adrian Garcia Bogliano is plotting his next move. And it's taking him to Sweden. Christina Lindberg -- yes, that Christina Lindberg, the one who memorably...

Crowdfund This! Disaster Strikes Sweden In THE UNTHINKABLE!

The creators of Swedish disaster film The Unthinkable don't actually need your help any more. That's because they've more than doubled their total crowd funding goal in less than a week on the back of a fabulous original pilot they...

Exclusive Concept Art: FINNS HÄR NÅGRA SNÄLLA BARN, Pippi Longstocking With Zombies

Here in the U.S., we are about to suffer the full onslaught of "the holiday movie season," which means we are stuck with picking between populist blockbusters, family comedies, and award-seeking dramas, with genre fare generally relegated to the sidelines....

ORIGIN: Swedish Sci-Fi Thriller Gets A Rather Great First Trailer

Even without knowing what the movie's about, the first trailer for Origin (Bieffekterna) looks and sounds rather great. As an electronic beat burbles and babbles, a scientist begins by asking, "What does it mean to be human?" It turns out that...

Scandinavian 2015 Review: In HERE IS HAROLD, Ikea Looms Over Blackly Comic Trauma

Here Is Harold kicked off the Scandinavian Film Festival last night in typically dour, dark and chillingly humorous style; muted comedy peaked through a very basic tale of revenge stemming from the wrong place.Harold (Bjørn Sundquist) has lost everything;...

SENSORIA: Chilling New Trailer For Christian Hallman's Swedish Haunter

Haunted apartments are the worst! The small college I went to was pretty much a six story building with a creepy basement. Seriously. No one liked going down there at night. It is especially weird because it was a faith...

Scandinavian 2015 Review: YOUNG SOPHIE BELL, A Beguiling, Sublime Mystery

Obsession, mystery, murder and betrayal culminate in a fragile coming-of-age story unlike any other in Amanda Adolfsson's stunning Swedish debut feature Young Sophie Bell.The titular Sophie (the radiant Felice Jankell) has just graduated high school and celebrates with her 'bestie'...

Interview: Roy Andersson Is All Laughs On A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Roy Andersson, arguably one of the most singular voices in cinema and widely regarded as one who godfathered that droll, deadpan 'Scandinavian Humor,' has his first new film out in eight years and it's titled, A Pigeon Sat on A...

Review: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE

Only a few living directors have achieved status in world cinema as Roy Andersson did. Calling him a cult director seems like a huge understatement, even though we are talking about a rather narrow body of work consisting of three features...

SENSORIA: 108 Media Acquires Worldwide Rights For Swedish Chiller

ScreenDaily is reporting that the worldwide rights for Christian Hallman's Swedish chiller Sensoria have been acquired by Toronto-based outfit 108 Media. They are introducing the film to buyers at the Market in Cannes. After losing almost everything she cares for in...

Australia Meets The Nordic As The Scandinavian Film Festival Kicks Off In Wintry July

Australia loves country-specific film festivals. From Germany to Spain (twice) we have every major European area covered throughout the calendar year, as there is an exciting prestige and captivating otherness associated with our European kin.I am indeed very excited then...

Review: THE 100-YEAR-OLD MAN WHO CLIMBED OUT THE WINDOW AND DISAPPEARED, Savagely Amusing

For all of us who feel Robert Zemeckis's Forrest Gump is a sentimental, condescending, apple pie enema to cinema lovers, and David Fincher's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button somehow missed the mark, we finally have an entry in 'the man...

Night Visions 2015 Review: AMERICAN BURGER Serves Up Cross-Cultural Beef

Watching an English-language splatter comedy, made in Sweden by a married British / Swedish couple, at a film festival in Helsinki, Finland, in a bar converted into a screening room, certainly ranks among my top 10 most unusual cross-cultural experiences...

Berlinale 2015 Review: DYKE HARD's Zany Queer Musical Rock and Roll Extravaganza Worships The Best Of Trash

The Berlinale belongs in the triumvirate of most followed film festivals, eagerly pushing its fingers on the pulse of world cinema. As such, it brings a vast variety of oeuvres from all over the globe dubbed as arthouse films. Many...

Rotterdam 2015 Review: A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE, A Masterpiece

Only a few living directors have achieved status in world cinema as Roy Andersson did. Calling him a cult director seems like a huge understatement, even though we are talking about a rather narrow body of work consisting of three features...

Morbido Fest 2014 Review: FEED THE LIGHT, Beware The Sparkling Dust

Never separate a mother from her child. Sara is torn away from her daughter Jenny in the opening minutes of Feed the Light, a new film by Swedish director Henrik Möller that teeters between bad dreams and outright nightmares. Still...

Morbido Fest 2014, Dispatch 1: FEED THE LIGHT, EL INCIDENTE, And TEKUANI Explore Limits Of The Human Psyche

"We're under the volcano," said filmmaker Richard Stanley, referring to the novel by Malcolm Lowry, adapted for the screen by John Huston in 1984, and the location of the Morbido Film Festival in 2014. The tops of volcanoes were enshrouded...