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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 »

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 »

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 »

WHILE THE CITY SLEEPS

Arguably one of the best Swedish films of the late 40s/early 50s, Lars-Eric Kjellgren's While the City Sleeps is a forgotten gem written by Kjellgren and Ingmar Bergman. ... Layabout Jompa is being ... More »

BIG BOYS GONE BANANAS!*

“You are naïve if you take a pop at a big multi-national and not think they'll come at you.” ... A confronting documentary that captures the repercussions of Swedish director Fredrik ... More »

A WOMAN'S FACE

Ingrid Bergman in one of the best roles of her career. ... Embittered by her disfigured face - the result of a childhood accident - Anna Holm is the cruel mastermind of an underground ring of ... More »

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