Swedish Doco ‘Every Face Has a Name’ Gets Int’l Premiere

Every Film Has a Name

The Swedish documentary Every Face Has a Name, which is now playing in Swedish cinemas, has been set for an international release date at the upcoming Thessaloniki Documentary Festival in Greece this month. The festival is one of the largest documentary festivals in Europe, and takes place this month.

The documentary, which has been getting incredible reviews domestically, follows Magnus Gertten, who tracks down and interviews survivors from German concentration camps seen in a 35mm feel reel showing their arrival in Malmo in 1945. The documentary recently won the Church of Sweden’s film prize, and has been getting the following reviews in Sweden:

“One of the most important and most gripping films I have seen” stated Author Kristian Lundberg in the newspaper HD.

“As a punch by a fist” was the description used in newspaper NLT.
“Breathtaking” and “burning issue” were among the descriptive words in Göteborgs Posten.

Be sure to catch the film if you’re at the festival, or sit tight as we expect many more releases to come. You can read the review by Variety while you wait. 

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.