Two documentaries and two short films have been granted production support by the Swedish Film Institute in January.
- Erik Gandini, known for his successful film Videocracy in 2009, has written and directed his third feature, a documentary named Lost in Perfection. It is a study and evaluation of the exaggeratedly positive Scandinavian self-image and the optimistic plans for society drawn up more than 40 years ago.
- Gunilla Bresky, known for Night Witches, is now working on her first documentary I Stop Time, in which Vladislav Mikoshas talks about her work as a photographer in the second world war.
- Maud Nycander, known for Palme (2012) and The Nun (1997), has now made Road’s End, a study of a woman who lives in Latvia on the Russian border without electricity or running water and doesn’t want to move.
- Tärningen Ture is a short animation by Johan Hagelbäck, whose Kalle Kran recently screened at Berlin. The film is about a ladybird who falls in love with dice.
Read more over at the Swedish Film Institute.