Films often bring the world to us in many different ways. We see other countries through the eyes of filmmakers who wish to share their cultures—both with love and with a critical eye.
Taking place in 1970s Sweden, Ravens follow the life of Agne (Reine Brynolfsonn), an aging farmer determined to see his son, Klas, take over care of the family land. Aging and broken, Agne’s struggles range from battling creditors to harsh weather conditions. However, when he discovers that his son’s future plans differ from what his… [Read More]
If you look up “curmudgeon” in a Swedish dictionary, you may well find a picture of Ove (Rolf Lassgård) from the book and now movie A Man Called Ove.
Do you know the Moomins? They are the characters in a series of Swedish/Finnish children books and comics dating back to the 1930s that have found their way to scores of languages around the world. Now they come to the big screen in Moomins on the Riviera, a hand-animated film that is very much child-oriented…. [Read More]