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Brusten himmel (1982) by Ingrid Thulin Photo: The Swedish Film Institute's stills and posters 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 internationally. In September, 39 films will be screened and showcased at different venues and festivals around the world.

Kino Babylon in Berlin arranges the StummFilmLiveFestival from 31 August to 10 September. This year's program consists of films that premiered 100 years ago and among them are The Norrtull Gang (Per Lindberg, 1923), Eld ombord (Victor Sjöström, 1923) and Gunnar Hede's Saga (Mauritz Stiller, 1923).

Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona pays attention to female directors who also acted in front of the camera in the series "L'altra cara del mirall. Actrius directores". In September they will screen Brusten himmel (Ingrid Thulin, 1982) and The Silence (Ingmar Bergman, 1963)

The Flight of the Eagle (Jan Troell, 1982) will be screened on 3 September at the Longyearbyen Film Club in Svalbard, Norway.

Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, 1978) will be shown on 4 September at Cinemateket Bergen in Norway.

Vi som går köksvägen (Gustaf Molander, 1932) will be shown on 5 September at the National Library in Oslo in connection with the seminar "Mapping Norwegian World Literature" on Norwegian literature abroad 1900-1950.

The Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris turns the spotlight on Victor Sjöström. Between 6 September and 10 October 26 films will be screened of which 19 come from the Swedish Film Institute's collections. In addition to all of Sjöström's preserved Swedish films, a number of his American films will be screened, as well as films in which Sjöström appears as an actor. Jon Wengström, Senior Curator at The Swedish Film Institute, will introduce some of the screenings and give a lecture. Read more about the retrospective here.

Jon Wengström will also introduce the September 16 screening of the uniquely tinted 35mm copy of Erotikon (Mauritz Stiller, 1920) with piano accompaniment by Ferenc Darvas during the Budapest Classics Film Marathon at the Hungarian Film Archive.

The Norrtull Gang (Per Lindberg, 1923) will be screened with piano accompaniment by Petras Geniušas on 8 September at the Early Film Festival Pirmoji Banga in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Benjamin Christensen, 1922) with musical accompaniment by Elvis Homan and Boštjan Simon on drums, saxophone and electronics will be shown on 16 September at the Cultural Center Nova Gorica in Slovenia.

Together (Lukas Moodysson, 2000) will be shown at the Helsinki International Film Festival – Love & Anarchy 14–24 September.

Sven Klangs kvintett (Stellan Olsson, 1976) will be shown at Closeup Filmcentre in London on 24 September in the series "Never on Sunday".