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FILM SERIES: Sweden on the Screen - Summer

15 Jul 2018 - 26 Aug 2018

Our 'Sweden on the Screen' film series will continue in the summer. Swedish films are screened on select Sundays at 3 PM at House of Sweden. The screenings are free but registration to attend is recommended. See schedule below.

July 15 - Shed No Tears (Känn ingen sorg) PG 13

Pål dreams about becoming successful with his music, but he has one major obstacle: himself. He’s a diamond in the rough, and the only things greater than his musical talent are his obsessions, which constantly get him into trouble. We follow Pål on an emotional journey one summer in Gothenburg where he is thrown between passion and deceit, love, reconciliation, and deliverance.
The plot is based on the lyrics and music by Håkan Hellström, one of Sweden’s best-known musicians. The film’s title is based on Håkan Hellström's debut single, ”Känn ingen sorg för mig Göteborg.” Hellström appears in a minor role in the film. English subtitles. 109 min.

Directors: Måns Mårlind, Björn Stein. 
Trailer (in Swedish): 
Winner of the Guldbagge Awards for Best Sound Editing and Best Editing (2014)

July 29 - Behind Blue Skies (Himlen är oskyldigt blå) NC-17
(Note! contains explicit nudity/sex in the beginning of the film)
Starring Bill Skarsgård (also known from It, Deadpool 2, Allegiant, and Atomic Blonde)

A dark, complex depiction of Swedish society in the 1970s. Martin (Bill Skarsgård) is a young man who escapes his alcoholic father for the summer job of his life at the exclusive Royal Yacht Club in the idyllic archipelago of Stockholm. The hotel manager Gösta (Peter Dalle) is a playboy at the center of high society and takes the young Martin under his wing. Martin meets true love for the first time while being drawn into events beyond his control. English subtitles. 107 min.

Director: Hannes Holm.
Trailer (Swedish): 

August 12 - Ego
Recommended age group: 7 years or older
For 25-year-old Sebastian Silverberg life is all about partying, one-night stands and satisfying his enormous ego. When things are at their best Sebastian suddenly loses his eyesight in an accident forcing him to re-examine what actually matters to him and what's just superficial. Ego is a romantic comedy drama. English subtitles. 100 min.

Director: Lisa James Larsson.
Starring: Martin Wallström, Mylaine Hedreul, Sissela Kyle, Peter Andersson, Emil Johnsen, Christoffer Svensson, Jonatan Rodriguez, Sven-Åke Gustavsson, Jörgen Thorsson.


August 26 - Young Sophie Bell (Unga Sophie Bell)
Recommended age group: 7 years or older

After high-school graduation, life is finally going to begin for real. At least that’s how best friends Sophie and Alice feel about the upcoming move to Berlin. But their plans are crushed when Alice disappears in Berlin under unclear conditions. Sophie ends up on a life-changing journey that will bring her a taste of the exuberant parts of life. English subtitles. 80 min.  

Director: Amanda Adolfsson.
Starring: Felice Jankell, Hedda Stiernstedt, Iggy Malmborg, Julius Fleischanderel, Jella Haase, Murat Dikenci.

Last updated 27 Jun 2018, 4.53 PM