Tag: sweden

Toronto 2023 Review: SHAME ON DRY LAND, A Sweaty And Oblique Euro-Noir

Around midway through this unique Swedish-Maltese co-production, Shame On Dry Land, a question is asked of the main character, “Been a long day?”  Dimman, the uncertain, never in control, anti-hero responds, “Yea, it never ends.”  This is not a bug...

Now Streaming: LIMBO, The Waiting Is Not the Hardest Part

Rakel Wärmländer, Sofia Helin and Louise Peterhoff star in a wrenching dramatic series from Sweden, now streaming on Viaplay.

Karlovy Vary 2023 Review: THE HYPNOSIS, Millennial Answer to Lars von Trier

Herbert Nordrum and Asta Kamma August star in Swedish filmmaker Ernst De Geer's debut feature, which aims to shatter social conformity.

NO ANGEL (INGEN ÄNGEL) Review: Blood, Violence, Dark Humor, and Blessed Brevity

Yussra El Abdouni and Felicia Sjöström Nilsson star in the series from Sweden, created by EliSophie Andrée, streaming on Viaplay.

DIM SUM: A LITTLE BIT OF HEART, Kurosawa's 4K DREAMS: Criterion in August 2023

Let's start with a little dim sum before night falls and dreams begin. In August 2023, The Criterion Collection will release Wayne Wang's Dim Sum: A Little Bit of Heart on Blu-ray and Akira Kurosawa's Dreams in 4K, which makes...

CELL 8 Review: Death Penalty, Be Not Proud

Mimosa Willamo, Richard Lintern and Leonard Terfelt star in the tense and twisting Swedish mystery series, debuting in the U.S. and Canada on Viaplay.

Friday One Sheet: OPPONENT

Design house riddertoft has been featured in this column several times. Their diverse work on titles such as Triangle of Sadness, Holy Spider, and Another Round, is always exceptional. Their key art, below, for Milad Alami's immigrant wrestling drama Opponent, is an...


This poster, for Palme d'Or winning Triangle of Sadness, will turn some heads, although maybe in disgust. Projectile vomit is a way to grab attention. The highly-stylized 'liquid gold' look of it, which I am sure is intentional, is perhaps...

Cannes 2022 Review: TRIANGLE OF SADNESS, Delicious Chaos

Ruben Östlund's new comedy/drama stars Woody Harrelson, Harris Dickinson and Charlbi Dean.

Sundance 2022 Review: THE WORST PERSON IN THE WORLD Draws Thoroughly Modern Julie

Renate Reinsve stars in the new film by director Joachim Trier.

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.