Swedish film struggles in 2016

The Swedish film admissions for 2016 have been announced and despite the release of A Man Called Ove, which is currently nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Feature Film.

Swedish films had a total market share of 15.1%, which is 21% less than 2015, 34% less than 2014 and the lowest level since 1990.

Despite this, Hannes Holm‘s A Man Called Ove managed to sell 1.2 million tickets in 2016, making it 1.7 million in total. A Man Called Ove was one of two films that accounted for 58% of Swedish admissions, despite 45 Swedish films premiering in 2016. The other film was The 101 Year Old Man Who Skipped Out on the Bill and Disappeared, which was released on Christmas Day and currently has 283,124 admissions.

2017 is hoping to be stronger with the release of Lisa Langseth‘s Euphoria starring Alicia Vikander, Janus Metz‘ Borg/McEnroe, Gabriella Pichler’s Invasion!, Ruben Östlund’s The SquareSami Blood by Amanda Kernell and The Nile Hilton Incident by Tarik Saleh.

More info at the Nordic Film and TV Fund.


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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.

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