Many new Swedish films coming this autumn

23 new Swedish films are set to premiere this autumn, meaning many new films for us to enjoy!

Perhaps one of the most anticipated of them all is The 101-Year-Old-Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, the sequel to Swedish director Felix Herngren’s 2013 adventure comedy The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared, which had over 1.6 million admissions when it premiered. The film is produced by Nice FLX Pictures, which Walt Disney Sweden will launch on the 25th of April. Robert Gustafsson reprises his role in the lead and is joined by Colin McFarlane and Caroline Boulton. The film picks up where it left off with Allan Karlsson spending time in Bali.

Also premiering this autumn is Pernilla August’s A Serious Game, which is adapted from Swedish author Hjalmar Söderberg’s 1912 classic. It follows a journalist and an artist’s daughter, who share a dream of clean, grand and unspoiled life, but it comes at a price that is a greater sacrifice than they had imagined.


On the 30th of September Johan Brisinger will have his new film, I Love You: A Divorce Comedy, premiere in Sweden. This film follows 44-year-old Marianne, who has been living in a conventional, no-sex marriage with her lawyer husband Gustaf for far too long. I Love You: A Divorce Comedy is produced by StellaNova with Nordisk Film Sweden and stars Christine Meltzer.

Lastly, there is My Future Love, directed by Ulf Malmros. This premieres on the 11th of November and is sent in 1973, where 23-year-old Svante, who works in a record shop, is told he only has a few days to live because of a heart disease. Despite his sadness, he gets an unexpected opportunity to travel to the future – all the way to 2016.

The 2016 autumn season also includes new features by Daniel di Grado, Maria Blom and Christian Ryltenius, Anders Wahlgren, Kasper Collin, Maria Bäck, Johannes Nyholm, Sara Jordenö, Mauri C Chifflét and Martin Sandin, Dani Kouyaté, Mats Lindberg, Ivica Zubak, Jacob Bak Ley, Catti Edfeldt and Lena Hanno Clyne, Ahang Bashi, Cecilia Actis and Mia Hulterstam, Sara Broos, John Tornblad, and Petter Lennstrand.

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.