Tag: sweden

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.

Vancouver 2017 Review: THE SQUARE, An Uncomfortable Delight

Ruben Östlund is proving himself to be a keen observer of the human (specifically, male) condition, and one who can draw humor from its depths without losing any empathy along the way.

Baffling Yet Delightful: Behold THE SQUARE Trailer

I just watched this trailer and, frankly, I have no idea what The Square is about. But recently my mind has been opened up by watching David Lynch's Twin Peaks: The Return, and so I don't even know if things...

Exclusive Clip: In SAMI BLOOD, A Physical Exam Quickly Gets Personal

Prejudice is alive throughout the known world, but so are a lot of other sick things. Bravo to Sami Blood for illuminating a lesser-known example. The film has been receiving plaudits from its extensive festival run and now it's preparing...

ALENA Trailer: Just Your Average Cutthroat Lesbian Schoolgirl Romance

Why do you do it? If you're rich and in power, why don't you just enjoy your privileged position and leave the rest of us alone? Nope. That's not good enough for you. You've got to make the less privileged...

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...