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Swedish Embassy in Korea Hosts “12th Swedish Film Festival”

by Pansy Robbins

[영등포신문=신민수 기자] The Swedish Film Festival, now in its 12th year, opens at Art House Momo in Seoul on November 1, Busan Cinema Center on November 3, Gwangju Theater and Incheon Film Space Juan in Gwangju on November 9 and at the CGV Daegu Academy in Daegu on November. 16. It closes on the 19th.

The Swedish Film Festival, which focuses on the current state of Swedish cinema by presenting the latest Swedish films every year, celebrates its 12th anniversary this year and will present 10 films that will expand its own cinematic universe with a more diverse and unique theme. approach.

The 10 films with strong personalities are all about their own “faces”, including character films, biopics about real people and cinematic faces that bear witness and prove the history of Swedish cinema.

The opening film “Comedy Queen” depicts the courageous coming-of-age story of a young girl who attempts to become a stand-up comedian to overcome the grief of losing her mother, and “Sami Stitch”, a poetic and impressive story by Sami. female artist Britta Marakat-Rava, known as the world’s first abstract artist. “Hilma”, a biography directed by Lasse Hallström about Hilma af Klint, “Burn All My Love”, a new film by the representative Swedish director Bjorn Runge, and “Prejudice and Arrogance”, a fascinating archive film by Eva Behring chronicling the history of queer cinema in Sweden. – “Swedish Queer Film History,” “I Am Zlatan,” a biopic about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, a world-famous soccer star born in Sweden, and “The Immigrants,” a historical drama that provides insight into a chapter of the he story of Swedish immigrants who left their poor country in the 1850s, presented at the Cannes International Film Festival last year. Director Tarik Saleh’s “The Boy from Heaven” won the festival’s Best Screenplay Award for “A Christmas Gift,” a family drama about the adventures of a boy trying to share the warmth of Christmas with his poor neighbors , and Ruben Östl won the Palme d’Or at the 75th Cannes Film Festival. Ten colorful Swedish films will be screened, including the black comedy “Triangle of Sorrow” by director Lund.

Swedish Ambassador to Korea Daniel Bolven said: “Sweden and Korea are among the most innovative and creative countries in the world, and this creativity is evident in their vibrant film industries. Films from both countries have recently received critical acclaim and are gaining international recognition. Directors and actors from both countries receive awards at prestigious film festivals such as the Cannes Film Festival and the Oscars,” he said. “I am grateful to everyone, including the passionate audiences who supported the Swedish Film Festival over the past years.”

The Swedish Film Festival, which began in 2012 with the opening of Queen Silvia of Sweden, has established itself as one of the most important Swedish cultural events in Korea. The Swedish Film Festival is organized by the Swedish Embassy in Korea and sponsored by the Swedish Public Relations Agency, the Swedish Film Promotion Agency and the Korean Culture and Arts Association. It is organized by Art House Momo in Seoul, Busan Film Center, Gwangju Theater in Gwangju, Film Space Juan in Incheon and the Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Jaedegu. It is organized and will be screened in five cities across the country.

Detailed information about the 12th Swedish Film Festival can be found on the Swedish Film Festival website.

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