Sweden Tag Archive

Art & Fashion

Mona Namer & Sofia Aedo Zahou Traverse Birth and Metamorphosis in Dance Film ‘A Bath in My Mother’s Womb’

Mona Namer and Sofia Aedo Zahou discuss the cyclical nature of introspection at the heart of their dreamlike experimental dance film.

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Live Action

A Musician Forms a Wordless Connection With His Neighbour in Jimmy Olsson’s Reflective Drama ‘Notes’

Jimmy Olsson reveals how the music of Beethoven inspired 'Notes', his short film about two neighbours forming an emotional connection through walls.

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Live Action

A Lovesick Patient Enters Emotional Rehab in Elina Sahlin’s Surreal Drama ‘Department of Detachment’

Writer/Director Elina Sahlin discusses the Bergman-esque tone and dialogue she sought to evoke in her surreal love rehab drama 'Department of Detachment'.

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Live Action

Jimmy Olsson Challenges Our Preconceived Notions of Disability and Sexual Desire in Forthright Drama ‘Alive’

Jimmy Olsson returns to discuss why he was drawn to confront the misguided preconceptions about disability and sexual intimacy in his new short 'Alive'.

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Live Action

A Bodybuilder Takes Self-Obsession to Bizarre New Heights in Josefin Malmén & David Strindberg’s Surreal ‘Flex’

Josefin Malmén and David Strindberg reveal how their neurotic self-assessments as working creatives inspired surreal bodybuilder comedy short 'Flex'.

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Music

Pablo Maestres Retells the Myth of the Phoenix in Glacial Music Video/Short Film Hybrid ‘Flora Caic’

Pablo Maestres discusses working in harsh arctic conditions and wrapping production during global lockdown for music video/short film hybrid 'Flora Caic'.

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Live Action

Marcus Svanberg on Creating a Chilling Silent Film with the Disturbing ‘Killing Small Animals’

Marcus Svanberg shares his process for creating the portrait of a disturbed woman in the dialogue-free chiller 'Killing Small Animals'.

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Film Festival, Live Action, Podcasts

DN365: Isabella Eklöf Exposes the Rot Beneath the Glitzy Veneer of Power & Money in Unflinching Debut ‘Holiday’

Isabella Eklöf discusses 'Holiday', her unflinching depiction of the control and sexual violence lurking beneath the glitzy veneer of power and money.

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Animation, Art & Fashion

Adam Priester Encapsulates the Passionate Struggle of Creation in Dark CGI Short ‘Hallow’

Adam Priester speaks to DN about capturing the reverent feeling the act of creation imbues in us with his self-reflective CGI grad short 'Hallow'.

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Asides, Documentary

Nickname Szanto

Henrik Hanson's short doc 'Nickname Szanto' follows Therese, one of Sweden’s leading gamers as she fights for her dream of gender equality in e-sports.

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Live Action

The Ties of Family Are Tested in Mikael Bundsen’s Queer Short ‘Mother Knows Best’

DN speaks with Mikael Bundsen about 'Mother Knows Best', his queer short about a son revealing an uncomfortable truth his mother wasn't ready for.

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Live Action

Niclas Gillis Exposes the Reality of Sexual Exploitation Endured by Women Living in Poverty in ‘Hold Me Down’

DN spoke to Niclas Gillis about the years of research which underpins his unflinching depiction of a sexually exploited woman living in poverty in the USA.

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