Tag: sweden

Review: KNOCKING, The Desperate Cry of Not Being Heard

Swedish director Frida Kempff says she developed her career in the documentary genre because she was interested in social issues. She decided to make her fiction debut with Knocking, based on the homonymous novel by her compatriot Johan Theorin, because...

Now Streaming: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER, Police and Bureaucrats

Anders Beckman and Lotten Roos star in the gripping true-crime series from Sweden, now streaming on SundanceNow.

Review: SABAYA, Neverending Nervy Rescues

Directed by Hogir Hirori, the gripping documentary peers into the real-life rescues of young women from sexual slavery.

Exclusive: THE HUNT FOR A KILLER Trailer Premiere, Sweden Gets Chilly

In Sweden, a cold case gets positively frozen by police bureaucracy, as showcased in the first US trailer for The Hunt for a Killer. You can watch the premiere of the very intriguing trailer below. Inspired by real-life police investigations,...

Review: UNDERGODS Casts a Captivating Spell

Kate Dickie, Ned Dennehy, Geza Rohrig, Burn Gorman and Tanya Reynolds star in director Chino Moya's fantasy thriller.

Review: THE UNTHINKABLE Slowly Unleashes Family Hell From Sweden

Christoffer Nordenrot, Lisa Henni and Jesper Barkselius star in a sci-fi action mystery from Sweden that builds to a wild crescendo, directed by filmmaking collective Crazy Pictures.

Review: ABOUT ENDLESSNESS, Asking Deeper Questions, Daring to Hope

Roy Andersson wrote and directed. Bengt Bergius, Anja Broms and Marie Burman star.

Sweden's Great THE UNTHINKABLE Finally Coming to U.S. Theaters

Somehow, someway, the great and fear-inspiring The Unthinkable is finally coming to U.S. theaters and On Demand on May 7, courtesy of Magnet Releasing. A new trailer has been released to celebrate the occasion, which you can watch below. The...

Review: BREAKING SURFACE, Sisters Are Doin' It For Themselves

Moa Gammel and Madeleine Martin star as sisters who must fight for survival in director Joachim Hedén's tense thriller.

Review: AND THEN WE DANCED, Gotta Move to Survive

Levan Gelbakhiani, Bachi Valishvili and Ana Javakishvili star in the drama from Georgia, directed by Levan Akin.

Modern Georgian Drama AND THEN WE DANCED Heads to VOD

As a die-hard genre film fan who is also an unabashed couch potato, I am incredibly uninformed about the art of dance. (And, truthfully, pretty lazy.) Still, Levan Akin's drama And Then We Danced strikes a match in the kindling...

Review: SEA FEVER, Creature Feature Gone Wild

Hermione Corfield, Connie Nielsen, and Dougray Scott star in writer/director Neasa Hardiman's sci-fi horror drama.

INTRIGO: DEAR AGNES Trailer Dives Into Marital Malice and Murder

Gemma Chan, Carla Juri, and Jamie Sives star in the mystery thriller, directed by Daniel Alfredson.

Brooklyn Horror 2019 Review: SEA FEVER, Familiar Setting, Familiar Genre, Distinct Atmosphere

Hermione Corfield stars as a marine biologist in director Neasa Hardiman's feature debut.

Rotterdam 2019 Review: KOKO-DI KOKO-DA, Sophomore La-Di-Da

Swedish filmmaker Johannes Nyholm jumped into the limelight of the international arthouse circuit with both feet, sweeping audiences and awards with his feature debut The Giant. It was a touching dramedy, absolved of sentimentality, about an autistic boy separated from...

Fantastic Fest 2018 Review: THE UNTHINKABLE, Audacious, Gripping and Shamelessly Sentimental

A low-budget wonder from the filmmaking collective Crazy Pictures.

Cannes 2018 Review: Abbasi's BORDER Blurs Lines to Wondrous Effect

When Ali Abbasi burst onto the international scene with the quietly unnerving Shelley, the world took note of a writer-director with a feel for creating an immersive atmosphere and a keen understanding of fantastical films’ capacity for dispensing understated social...

Rotterdam 2018 Review: THE HEART, a Trendy Millennial Drama Celebrating Female Sexuality and Independence

The heart wants what it wants, but does not get – this is the premise of Swedish actress-director Fanni Metelius’s debut The Heart (Hjartat), about a young photographer Mika and her musician boyfriend Tesfay who are madly in love, yet...

Berlinale 2018 Review: THE REAL ESTATE, a Devilishly Good Invasion of Personal Space

It's been hard to find something truly worth writing home about since opening night of this year's 68th Berlinale programme, but thankfully Swedish film The Real Estate (Toppen av ingenting) has finally exploded onto the scene. Like a cinematic pipe...

Warsaw 2017 Review: A BALKAN NOIR Delivers What It Promises

Bosnian-born and Swedish-based filmmaker Dražen Kuljanin delivers exactly what the title promises.