Swedish film heritage at festivals
The Swedish Film Institute restores and digitizes films, to make them available for screenings and other fields of use, in Sweden and all over the world. During the first nine months of 2022, 118 films from the Swedish film heritage have been screened in 33 countries. In November 23 films will be screened and showcased at different venues and festivals in Europe, starting with Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck
Nordische Filmtage in Lübeck (2-6 November) is the only festival in Germany, and the only one on the European continent, which is entirely devoted to the presentation of films from the North and Northeast of Europe. At this year festival it will showcase seven Swedish films in the section ”Dress Diversity and Gender Identities in Scandinavian Cinema (1921-1982)”. All digitized by the Swedish Film Institute. The following films are included in the section:
Girl with Hyacinths (1950) by Hasse Ekman, 3 November
Loving Couples (1964) by Mai Zetterling, 4 November
The Farewell (1982) by Tuija-Maija Niskanen, 4 November
Persona (1966) by Ingmar Bergman, 5 November
The Girl in Tails (1926) by Karin Swanström, 5 November
Long Live Little Märta (1945) by Hasse Ekman, 5 November
More about the Language of Love (1970) by Torgny Wickman, 5 November
Magnus Rosborn, Film archivist at Archival Film Collections at The Swedish Film Institute, will introduce the screenings.
The newly digitized film Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) by Benjamin Christensen will continue its worldwide celebrating tour in November and will be showcased in countries such as Great Britain, Spain, Denmark and Northern Ireland. In the series "In Dreams Are Monsters" which is organized by the BFI and the Independent Cinema Office, Häxan will be shown in around 20 locations around the UK during the autumn. The venues are as follow:
The Place in Bedford, 5 November.
Chapter in Cardiff, 5 November.
Filmhouse Cinema in Edinburgh, 21 and 22 November.
Queen’s Film Theatre in Belfast, 24 November.
Festival Internacional de Cine de Mar del Plata in Argentina will showcase Häxan twice during their festival, 3-13 November. And the film will also screen in the Silent Sunday series at the Cinematheque in Copenhagen, Denmark, 6 November and at the Cinematheque Paradis in Aarhus, Denmark, 7 November.
More news about the Swedish film heritage in the world in November
Venues, film screenings and dates.
The National Audiovisual Institute in Finland, KAVI, will have a Ruben Östlund retrospective with following screenings:
Involuntary (2001), 1 November
Incident by a Bank (2009) 3 november
Play (2011), 8 and 11 November
Force Majeure (2014), 15 and 17 November.
The Outlaw and His Wife (1918) by Victor Sjöström will also be showcased at Kavi, 29 November.
Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris, France, will screen Hans kungl. Höghet shinglar (1928) by Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius, 1 November.
The film festival Institut Lumière in Lyon, France, will show a selection of the best films under the theme ”Festival Lumière 2022: prolongations!”, among them will be The Girls (1968) by Mai Zetterling, 8 and 15 November and Loving Couples (1964) also by Mai Zetterling, 17 November.
The Cinematheque in Copenhagen, Denmark, will pay tribute to Sven Nykvist 100th birthday this year with a showcase that starts with a screening of The Sacrifice (1986) by Andrej Tarkovskijt, 24 November.
Published 19 October 2022