Summer Shorts: Sweden

Part of: Screenings at Strelka

Date:
21.08.2012
Format:
Screenings
Place:
strelka courtyard

TUESDAY, AUGUST 21
22:00
Summer Shorts: Sweden

The latest trends in Swedish filmmaking in one evening — from insane drummers who bang on whatever’s around to nymphets who explore their sexuality between horseback rides. Lovers of Swedish film will not be disappointed.

Music for One X-mas and Six Drummers
Sweden, 2011, 5 min.
Directed by Johannes Stjame Nilsson and Ola Simonsson

Six drummers in holiday costumes break into a house and make music with a sewing machine and Christmas decorations.

Girl
Sweden, 2011, 15 min.
Directed by Fijona Jonuzi

Hanna, 32, randomly finds herself at a party of 20-year-old boys. At first she feels uncomfortable, but after a little adjusting, she soon feels like she’s one of them.

“Girl” was screened at the Göteborg International Film Festival and the Sundance International Film Festival. It was awarded a special jury prize at the Vendome International Film Festival.

Bogland (“Myrlandet”)
Sweden, 2011, 17 min.
Directed by Jonas Selberg Augustsen

Why is a blackberry worth more than a cloudberry, and why did men in ancient Lapland practice lying naked swamps? These two girls have more questions than answers as they try to get in touch with their Lapland ancestry.

“Bogland” was screened at the Göteborg International Film Festival and the Tromsø International Film Festival. It won “best director” at the Uppsala International Short-Film Festival.

Seven Days in the Woods (“Sju dagar i skogen”)
Sweden, 2010, 6 min.
Directed by Peter Larsson
Animated

Strange things are happening in a damp, dark corner of the woods.

“Seven Days in the Woods” was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival, the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, the Fantasia International Film Festival, the Seattle International Film Festival, the Uppsala International Short-Film Festival, and others.

Family Dinner (“Middag med familjen”)
Sweden, 2012, 15 min.
Directed by Stefan Constantinescu

Maja’s husband and daughter are waiting for her at the dinner table. But Maja has locked herself in the bathroom and can’t stop sending kinky text messages.

“Family Dinner” was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and the Göteborg International Film Festival.

Heros (“Hjältar”)
Sweden, 2012, 15 min.
Directed by Carolina Hellsgård

Teenage Linnea spends a lot of time at the stables on the edge of town, lovingly taking care of her horse. She knows far less about boys and clumsily rebuffs Erik’s tender advances.

“Heros” was screened at the Berlin International Film Festival and the Göteborg International Film Festival.