Festival in Czech Republic to showcase Swedish film

The 43rd Summer Film School Festival, which is held in Uherské Hradiště in the Czech Republic, will showcase Swedish films at the event.

“We have been looking forward to Sweden because its cinematography is incredibly rich and interesting, both historically and at present,” LFS programme director Iva Hejlickova told the Prague monitor. 

The festival will show old silent films, Nordic Noir, films about the Swedish welfare state and the immigration crisis. The film historian will present four lectures on the history of Swedish film, and Erik Hedling will talk about the connection between Swedish film and society.

Tarik Saleh will be a special guest at the festival. His latest film, The Nile Hilton Incident, won at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year.

Last year the Summer Film School Festival showcased 230 films with 5,700 visitors.

The event runs from the 28th of July until the 6th of August.



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.