Stockholm International Film Festival presents the first films for this year’s line up!


The Stockholm Film Festival celebrates its 25th anniversary this year and is proud to present the first five entries to screen at the festival in november.

Xavier Dolan’s Mommy stars Anne Dorval as a widowed mother, overwhelmed by the difficulty of raising her troubled, somtimes violent son alone. Filmed mostly in a narrow aspect ratio in the shape of a cellphone video shot, the film was awarded the jury prize at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

Daniel Wolfe’s feature film debut Catch Me Daddy – a thriller about Laila, a girl on the run with her drifter boyfriend Aaron. When her brother arrives in town with a gang of thugs in tow, she is forced to flee for her life and faces her darkest night.

Camp X-Ray, the feature debut of writer-director Peter Sattler, starring Kristen Stewart as a young guard at a notorious detention center. She begins a tenuous reletionship with one of the detainees, played by ”A Separation” star Payman Maadi.

Mr Leos caraX, a fascinating documentary about the mythical director Leos Carax (Boy Meets Girl, Holy Motors) an acclaimed and sought after festival favorite. Director Tessa Louise-Salomé lays a puzzel with film clips and interviews with some of his biggest fans – several of them renowned colleages –that dives deep in to the mystery of Leos Carax.

Blowfly Park is set in the harsh Swedish hockey landscape where systematic locker room bullying is normality. Kristian’s life is a delicate balancing act between his tender side as pre-school teacher and his suppressed aggression. When his friend Alex goes missing after a party night together, Kristian’s reality crumbles. Sverrir Gudnason, Malin Buska and Peter Andersson are starring in Jens Östberg´s psychological drama feature debut where the boundaries between victim and perpetrator are blurred.

The 25th Stockholm International Film Festival November 5-16 2014.

The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festivals in Northern Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 180 films from more than 50 countries. More than a festival: we organize exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema – an outdor mini-festival. Every year in spring the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 19 years of age. WE LOVE FILM!

via FilmFestivals.com

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.