Languages Archives: Swedish

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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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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

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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

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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

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I Am Greta

  Nathan Grossman

  Sweden 97 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.

Virtual Events

Filmmaker Q&A:

Livestream Q&A with director Nathan Grossman

Synopsis

Sometimes, it takes only one person to start a movement. This captivating documentary tracks teenage climate activist Greta Thunberg for a momentous 13 months, from her initial school strike for climate justice outside the Swedish Parliament to her astonishing wind-powered voyage across the Atlantic Ocean to speak at the UN Climate Action Summit in New York. With remarkable access to Thunberg and her father, Swedish director Nathan Grossman paints both an intimate and candid portrait of a savvy, indefatigable girl unafraid of her detractors and an inspiring look at her unceasing battle to save the planet. A Hulu Original Documentary.

“Thunberg, unable to be less than always authentic, retains her wide-eyed wonder, from attempting to find her way through staged meetings with world leaders to giddily laughing about how “weird” she looks in a picture with the pope.”
IndieWire

 English, Swedish with subtitles 

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The Comeback Revansch

  Patrik Eklund

  Sweden 93 minutes

Watch Info

  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the United States.
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Synopsis

A promising badminton player in her youth, Annbritt lost the Swedish championship finals in 1983, and, three decades later, she still hasn’t recovered from the defeat. Convinced that the loss was the result of the umpire’s missed call, she has since spiraled downward, a bottle of alcohol her constant companion. Buoyed by the unflagging enthusiasm of her son Matthias, who eagerly awaits her comeback, Annbritt is persuaded to train for a rematch against her old rival, in true Rocky Balboa style. But is the embittered, often-pickled aging athlete up to the challenge? Oscar nominee Patrik Eklund’s offbeat comedy with a heart holds out the hope that life just possibly might offer second chances.

 Swedish with subtitles 

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