Film Countries Archives: Sweden

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Circle of Trust [short film]

  Victor Nyåker

  Sweden     16 minutes

Synopsis

Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives.

This film screens as part of Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

 Swedish 

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Collection of four comedic film stills representing Shorts Program 6

Shorts 6: Risible (Comedy)

  Various

  Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States     65 minutes

Synopsis

These impressive comedic shorts pack a punch and make it hard to hold in your laughter. Featuring works from Benoît Monney, Jon Olav Stokke, Fawzia Mirza, Victor Nyåker, Natalie Prisco, Anastasia Babenko, and Duro Howard Jr.

A film director struggles through a day of chaotic, unforeseen problems in Action (Switzerland). In Deloping (UK), Mary and Emma will settle their differences the only way they know how: a duel to the death! The day after meeting a crew of twenty somethings at a South Asian happy hour, 39-year-old Hena is thrown into their group chat in Auntie (US). In Circle of Trust (Sweden), Sonja and Per meet to create a space where they safely can explore sides of themselves that they suppress in their everyday lives. A bored middle-aged woman desperate for an adrenaline rush becomes entangled with a crew of dangerous diamond thieves in The Hostage (US). In a tiny hospital room, Vitya and Lena have no choice but to grow up as they welcome their newborn in The Diaper Cake (Ukraine). Experience the World—The Train (US) is an absurdist, soft-spoken journey along the Chicago red line train during rush hour.

Screenings & Events

Screening

Fri, Oct 21 @ 5:45pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Virtual Screening

Available to stream Oct 13 @ 12:00pm CT through Oct 23 @ 11:59pm CT for a 48-hour watch window. Available to stream anywhere in the United States.

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Godland Vanskabte Land

  Hlynur Pálmason

  Denmark, Iceland, France, Sweden     143 minutes

Synopsis

In the late 19th century, arrogant if naïve Danish priest Lucas travels to Iceland, then a colony of Denmark, to establish a remote parish for homesteaders and convert the locals to Christianity. To reach his outpost, Lucas must traverse the harsh foreign landscape—a grueling journey for which he is decidedly ill-suited. Although local guide Ragnar has been hired to ensure the entourage’s safe passage, Lucas can’t help but treat the Icelander with contempt. Recalling the grand thematics, foreboding landscapes, and existential angst in the best work of Werner Herzog and Ingmar Bergman, the film builds to an inexorable clash between the imperious outsider and the wary locals. Inspired by a collection of wet plate photographs of rural Iceland taken by a priest in the late 1800s, Godland is a forceful, inspired critique of the destructive impact of the colonial endeavor.

 Danish, Icelandic with subtitles 

Content Warning

This film contains scenes of animal violence.

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Screenings & Events

Screening

Wed, Oct 19 @ 8:30pm CDT

at Gene Siskel Film Center

Screening

Thu, Oct 20 @ 5:30pm CDT

at AMC River East, Screen 20

Film Credits

  •   Katrin Pors, Anton Máni Svansson, Eva Jakobson, Mikkel Jersin
  •   Hlynur Pálmason
  •   Julius Krebs Damsbo
  •   Frosti Friðriksson
  •   Maria von Hausswolff
  •   Elliott Crosset Hove, Ingvar Sigurðsson, Vic Carmen Sonne, Jacob Hauberg Lohmann, Ída Mekkín Hlynsdóttir, Waage Sandø, Hilmar Guðjónsson
  •   Björn Viktorsson, Kristian Eidnes Andersen
  •   Alex Zhang Hungtai
  •   Snowglobe, Join Motion Pictures, Maneki Films, Garagefilm International, Film i Väst

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My Father Marianne Min pappa Marianne

  Mårten Klingberg

  Sweden      2020    

Synopsis

Newly single, twentysomething aspiring journalist Hanna leaves Stockholm to move back in with her parents in her small hometown. Already feeling adrift, her world is turned upside-down when her father, a respected priest, informs his family that he wants to come out as Marianne. How can Hanna, who hardly believes in herself, accept her father for who she really is? Charming and heartbreaking, the film is inspired by award-winning writer Ester Roxberg’s 2014 autobiographical novel.

 Swedish with subtitles 
  110 minutes

Screenings & Events

In-Person Screening

Wed, Sep 21 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago Cultural Center, 78 E Washington St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting September 5 or available at the door (subject to availability). Walk-up tickets will be available at the door starting 15 minutes before the start of the screening if open seating remains. 

In-person post-screening discussion with Professor Nick Davis, Northwestern University.

Post-screening discussion presented by: Logo: Citi 161x100

Media

Sponsors

Film Partners

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Martha & Niki

  Tora Mårtens

  Sweden      2016    

Synopsis

In 2010, Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos became the first women to win the world’s biggest international street dance competition, Juste Debout, in Paris. Following their victory, the newly minted champions have the opportunity to bring their brand of hip-hop dance around the globe but must also grapple with their newfound fame. Featuring intimate interviews and exhilarating dance performances, Martha & Niki is a tender examination of friendship, identity, and artistic expression.

 Swedish with subtitles 
  90 minutes

Media

Sponsors

Film Partners

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