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SWEDISH SHORTS

Sweden, 2012 (MIFF 2012, Facing North: Swedish Cinema in Focus)

Showcasing distinctive voices in Swedish short film, this program puts forward the adventurous, the esoteric and the experimental, as well as recent festival favourites by Swedish directors.

Astrid (15 mins) follows an 11-year-old rebelling against her mother and getting an unexpected problem to solve.

In Fungus (9 mins) the noisy protests of a neighbour whose husband just died compel Katrin to face her ex.

Saddam Hussein's red Ferrari Testarossa is ghost riding through the desert in Axel Petersén's dreamily experimental The Tracks of My Tears 2 (12 mins).

While dad and daughter prepare the evening meal, mum gets kinky in Family Dinner (15 mins).

Bogland (15 mins; pictured above) is a quirky tale of two Sápmi girls seeking answers to their heritage.

Former war photographer Jens Assur brings us a story of a young teacher in China whose life is unravelled by national politics in Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys (24 mins).

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Family Dinner

While dad and daughter prepare the evening meal, mum gets kinky in the bath. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Stefan Constantinescu P Helene Lindholm WS Swedish Film Institute ... More »

Astrid

Astrid follows an 11-year-old rebelling against her mother and getting an unexpected problem to solve. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D Fijona Jonuzi P Emma Kjellander WS ... More »

Killing the Chickens to Scare the Monkeys

Former war photographer Jens Assur brings us a story of a young teacher in China whose life is unravelled by national politics. ... Screens as part of the Swedish Shorts package. ... D/P Jens Assur ... More »

AVALON

"An assured, darkly humorous portrait of an affluent class in hedonistic self-denial, Avalon marks the arrival of a promising new voice in Swedish filmmaking." - FIPRESCI jury, Toronto International ... More »

CERTAIN PEOPLE

“This tonally razor-sharp debut by helmer Levan Akin oozes authenticity and filmmaking savoir-faire.” - Variety ... An acutely observed ensemble piece about a dinner party that goes off the ... More »

THE MAN ON THE ROOF

A stark, slow-burning predecessor to the current wave of Swedish crime cinema. ... Inspired by William Friedkin's Oscar-winning The French Connection, The Man on the Roof adapts Maj Sjöwall and Per ... More »

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