Swedish Film Festival starts in South Korea next month

A Swedish Film Festival is set to start in South Korea next month, travelling to Seoul, Busan and Gwangju with varying dates between the 2nd and 12th of November.

The festival aims to bring contemporary Swedish films to Korean audiences, and will feature five feature films, three documentaries and ten shorts under the theme ‘Solidarity and Friendship: Opening Hearts”.

Some of the films screening include Underdogwith lead actress Bianca Kronlof set to attend the opening. The Circle, We are the Best! and Young Sophie Bell will also screen. Some of the documentaries screening are Nice People, Bikes vs Cars and Astrid, a documentary on the life and works of the children’s writer Astrid Lindgren.


The event will also provide visitors with a forum to encounter the life and culture of a Sweden that strives for equality, respect for human rights and a sustainable environment.

All screenings are free of charge.

Check out the beautiful poster below:
This photo provided by the Swedish Embassy in Seoul shows the official poster of the 5th Swedish Film Festival. (Yonhap)

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.