Swedish Films at Mill Valley Film Festival

06 Oct 2022, 12.00 AM - 16 Oct 2022, 12.00 AM

Mill Valley Film Festival 45 will take place on October 6-16, 2022 and the event will be held in-theater and online. Two Swedish films will be presented, the documentary Searching for Sugarman and Boy from Heaven.

Searching for Sugarman  
Director: Malik Bendjelloul 

Sixto Rodriguez was a Detroit folksinger who had a short-lived recording career in the early 1970s with only two well received but non-selling albums. His musical story continued in South Africa, where he became a pop music icon and inspiration for generations. Rodriguez, sometimes called the “Sugar Man” after one of his songs, became a hero. Malik Bendjelloul’s Oscar®-winning documentary tells the uplifting story of how one person, unknown to himself, can inspire a people. 

When: October 7th at 2:30 PM 
Where: The Sequoia Theater, Mill Valley 
For tickets and more information: https://www.mvff.com/events/searching-for-sugar-man/ 

Boy from Heaven 
Director: Tarik Saleh 
In Arabic with Swedish subtitles 

In the latest from Swedish-Egyptian director Tarik Saleh (The Nile Hilton Incident), Tawfeek Barhom plays a naive religious-scholarship student thrilled to be at Cairo’s prestigious Al-Azhar University. But, on the first day back after the summer holidays, the grand imam collapses and dies in front of his students. This marks the start of a ruthless battle for influence to take his place and the student finds himself pulled into a cascade of murders, conspiracies, and paranoia. 

Boy from Heaven is Sweden’s submission for the 2023 Oscar® in the Best International Feature Film category. 

When & where: 
October 15th at 3:15 PM in the Sequoia Theater, Mill Valley 
October 16th at 12 PM in the Rafael Theater, San Rafael 
For tickets and more information: https://www.mvff.com/events/boy-from-heaven/ 


For more information: https://www.mvff.com 


Last updated 26 Sep 2022, 3.31 PM