After a super successful first edition last year, the Swedish Film Festival, organized by The Projector, in collaboration with Embassy Of Sweden and the Swedish Institute is back again, with a major restrospective comprising the bulk of the programming.
It’s happening Feb 16-19 and the core of the program comprises films by Swedish auteur Roy Andersson, famous for his comedic takes on the absurdities of Swedish society. The festival will screen five of his features, including his 1970 debut A Swedish Love Story, a teen romance that won best film at Guldbagge Awards (aka the Swedish Oscars). Also screening is his masterpiece, the so-called Living Trilogy, including You, The Living which contemplates the beauty of existence through the tragic situations of 50 characters. Apart from the Roy Andersson classics, other contemporary selections we look forward to are Nice People, a documentary following Somali refugees in Sweden training for an ice hockey world competition despite zero experience in sports. A straight-up comedy to catch is We Are The Best by Lukas Moodysson, set in 1982 Stockholm, revolving around a pair of awkward tweens who form a super cool punk band with a shy Christian girl in a bid to repel their bullies.
All screenings will take place at The Projector, and tickets are going for $13.50 (concession tickets available at $11.50). You can find more here.