The Swedish Film Institute has commenced theatrical distribution in Sweden. The institute will handle digitally restored classics from Sweden’s film heritage, and so far 54 titles from 8,600 in the archives have been done. The new distribution from the SFI will ensure that the films reach an audience through cinema, VoD, DVD and television.
Films that have already been restored include Mauritz Stiller’s silent comedy Erotikon (1920); Alf Sjöberg’s Miss Julie (1951), which won the Grand Prix at Cannes; Jan Troell’s feature debut, Here’s Your Life (1966); Rolf Husberg’s family classic The Children (Barnen från Frostmofjället/1945); and several of Suzanne Osten’s features.
To support the new initiative, the institute will launch a new website for the digital film heritage, including booking information, and new text and photo introductions to the ever-increasing number of restored titles and their context in Swedish film history.