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Sven Nykvist in the process of adjusting the angle and camera for the next shot. Photo: The Swedish Film Institutes Archive

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. In March 32 films will be screened and showcased at different venues and festivals around the world. Slovenia and Poland continue to celebrate Sven Nykvist’s 100 anniversary and at MoMA in New York Guillermo del Toro has put together a selection of films and one of those that will be screened is Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages.

Kinoteka (Slovenian Cinematheque) in Ljubljana, Slovenia, continues to pay tribute to Sven Nykvist. During March they will continue their retrospective of the world-renowned cinematographer showing a range of films like; Damen i svart (1958) by Arne Mattsson, Fårö Document (1970) by Ingmar Bergman, Kallelsen (1973) by Sven Nykvist, The Vine Bridge (1965) by Sven Nykvist, Loving Couples (1964) by Mai Zetterling and The Touch (1971), Face to face (1976), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Winter Lights (1963), Cries and Whispers (1973), The Silence (1963) by Ingmar Bergman and also the bio version of Fanny and Alexander (1982) along with The Ox (1991) by Sven Nykvist and The Sacrifice (1986) by Andrej Tarkovskij.

Filmoteka Narodowa – Instytut Audiowizualny – FINA in Warsaw, Poland, will also pay tribute to Sven Nykvist's 100th anniversary and on 20-26 March they will screen The Magic Flute (1975), Document Fanny and Alexander (1986) and After the Rehearsal (1984) by Ingmar Bergman.

At MoMA in New York Guillermo del Toro has put together a carte blanche selection of genres and one of the films he has choosen and that will also opens the screening series is Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) by Benjamin Christensen. The film will be shown on 16 March. Carte Blanche is an ongoing series in which cinema and art-world luminaries present a selection of films that are of personal or professional significance to them.

More news about the Swedish film heritage in the world in March

Venues, film screenings and dates.

Sinema Transtopia in Berlin shows the program "Cinemas of Relocation" curated by John Sundholm and on 1 March it will screen " Lykliga vi..." (1980) by Tuncel Kurtiz and on 10 March Stockholmstango (1995) by César Galindo, and several films from the theme Immigrant filmmakers Sundholm curated for

The newly restored The Doll (1962) by Arne Mattsson will have its premiere on 2 March at Teatteri Union in Helsinki, Finland.

The Phantom Carriage (1921) by Victor Sjöström will be screened at the Kosmorama International Film Festival in Trondheim, Norway, on 1 March in Nidaros Cathedral (Nidarosdomen) with accompaniment on the church's majestic Steinmeyer organ.

Cineclube do Porto in Portugal  will screen Himlaspelet (1942) by Alf Sjöberg 12 March, its shown in the series "History in the city".

The Autumn Sonata (1978) by Ingmar Bergman will be shown in the series "Filmblik op de nallevening" on 14 March at the Verkadefabriek at 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

Music for One Apartment and Six Drummers (2001) by Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson, is shown at La Fête du court métrage, a festival that takes place across France from 15-21 March.

Persona (1966) Ingmar Bergman, is shown on 15 March Cinemateket Trondheim in Norway.

The arthouse cinemas Rialto De Pijp and Rialto VU in Amsterdam pay tributes to Ingmar Bergman in March. Through 17 March to 22 March they will screen: Summer with Monika (1953), The Magician (1958), Smiles of a Summer Night (1955), The Virgin Spring (1960), The Seventh Seal (1957), Through a Glass Darkly (1961), Wild Strawberries (1957) and The Silence (1963).

Silent film concert with Flickan i frack (1926) by Karin Swanström at Cine k Oldenburg in Germany on 19 March.

The Yerevan Cinema Club in Armenia is screening The Sacrifice (1986) by Andrei Tarkovsky on 19 March.

Hans kungl. Höghet shinglar (1928) by Ragnar Hyltén-Cavallius will be screened with live music on 26 March at the Hippodrome Silent Film Festival in Bo'ness, Scotland.

The Great Adventure (1953) by Arne Sucksdorff will be screened in the "Far from the trees" section at the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival in Pamplona, ​​Spain on 27 March.

The Seventh Seal (1957) by Ingmar Bergman is shown at Norsk Filmklubb /Nordisk film kino in Horten, Norway on 29 March.