Swedish film shines at the Stockholm International Film Festival


The Stockholm International Film Festival has announced their programme for the event next month, and among it are some major Swedish premieres. The highlight of the festival is Magnus von Horn’s The Here After, which has already been circulating the international scene. In The Here After, John returns home after serving time in prison in hopes to start afresh. However, the local community doesn’t forgive or forget and his presence brings out the worst in everyone around him.

Another Swedish highlight of the festival is The Swedish Theory of Love by Erik Gandini, which confronts the internationally perceived notion that Sweden is a perfect society. Pernilla August will be returning to the screen Det Vita Folket, which will premiere at the festival. Scandinavian films in general will be plentiful at the festival – with David Dencik’s Gold Coast, Joachim Trier’s Louder Than Bombs, Bo Mikkelsen’s What We Become and Dagur Kari’s Virgin Mountain among the lineup.

The Stockholm Rising Star Award has announced the nominations. Previous winners include Alicia Vikander & Adam Lundgren, and the award is granted to an actor or actress who has made distinctive film performances, showing signs of becoming tomorrow’s next big star. The idea is to give the actors an early career lift and provide them with a vast movie industry network. The nominees include Marina Nyström, who we saw last year in Aerobics: A Love Story and Bianca Kronlöf, who is known for Underdog

The film also brings the top international films to Sweden, and we recommend you view the entire lineup here.

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.