Zlín children’s film festival to focus on Swedish cinema

The 57th International Film Festival for Children and Youth will focus on Swedish cinematography, the Prague Monitor reports.

The Swedish section will present over thirty works, mostly from the most popular Swedish writer of children’s books, Astrid Lindgren. The festival will screen film adaptations of her famous books, including Pippi Longstocking, Ronia, the Robber’s Daughter and The Brothers Lionheart, she added.

Another subsection of the Zlin festival will present children in the films by renowned Swedish directors, such as Ingmar Bergman’s Fanny and Alexander.

Sweden will be reflected in the accompanying programme as well. Visitors can, for instance, taste Swedish culinary specialities and play Swedish games.

The festival is held from the 26th of May to the 3rd of June 2017 in Zlín, the Czech Republic.

More info at the Praguemonitor.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.