Accessing the film collections
Dunderklumpen med hans vänner sitter i en skogsglänta
Dunderklumpen (1974) by Per Åhlin. Photo: GK-Film Studio AB

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 March, 43 films will be screened and showcased at different venues and festivals around the world.

The Filmoteca de Catalunya in Barcelona will show a large Victor Sjöström retrospective throughout 2024, on 1 March Mästerman (1920) will be screened and on 14 March Terje Vigen (1917).

The Vilnius International Film Festival arranges “Cinema on Stage” at the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater. On 2 March Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (Benjamin Christensen, 1922) will be shown with music composed and performed by Manfredas.

Kino Sõprus in Tallinn, Estonia, arranges every Sunday Sacred Sõprus and on 3 March The Seventh Seal (Ingmar Bergman, 1957) will be shown.

Mini-Zlatan and Uncle Darling (Christian Lo, 2022) will be shown on 4 March at the Festival International du Film pour Enfants de Montréal in Canada.

The Offscreen Film Festival in Brussels 6-24 March, arranges a section called "Scandinavian Sins." From our collections, on 8 March Thriller - a Cruel Picture (Boarne Vibenius, 1974) with introduction of the lead actress Christina Lindberg, and One Summer of Happiness (Arne Mattsson, 1951) will be shown. Also screened are our digital restorations of Ur kärlekens språk (Torgny Wickman, 1969) and Terror in the Midnight Sun (Virgil W. Vogel, 1959) – both with an introduction by Rickard Gramfors – as well as Anita (Torgny Wickman, 1973) with an introduction by Christina Lindberg, along with Victor Frankenstein (Calvin Floyd, 1977) and The Doll (Arne Mattsson, 1962).

Ronia: The Robber's Daughter (Tage Danielsson, 1984) will be screened at the International Film Festival Assen in the Netherlands 7–10 March, as a part of this year's focus "Conversations between Generations".

The Österreichisches Filmmuseum in Vienna shows a series of documentaries in March and April. On 9 March, the documentary trilogy They Call Us Misfits (Stefan Jarl, Jan Lindqvist, 1968), A Decent Life (Stefan Jarl, 1979) and Det sociala arvet (Stefan Jarl, 1994) will be shown. On 4 March two films from Rainer Hartleb's film series will be screened; Barnen i Jordbro (1975/1996) and En pizza i Jordbro (1996).

Bergamo Film Meeting in Italy pays tribute to director Lukas Moodysson in the section "Europe, Now!" 9–17 March. Featured films are Show Me Love (1998), Together (2000), Lilja 4-ever (2002), Container (2006), Mammut (2009), We are the best (2013), Bara prata lite (short, 1997), Ett hål i mitt hjärta (2004) and Together 99 (2023). Lukas Moodysson is present during the festival and will introduce the films.

Starting on 12 March, The Jerusalem Cinematheque recognizes Liv Ullmann in a tribute program to the cinematheque's founder Ms. Lia van Leer. Films slated to be screened from our collections include Persona (Ingmar Bergman, 1966), Scenes from a Marriage (Ingmar Bergman, 1973), Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman, 1978), The Emigrants (Jan Troell, 1971) and The New Land (Jan Troell, 1972).

The Mozart Brothers (Suzanne Osten, 1986) will be screened on 12 March at the ICA (Institute of Contemporary Arts) in London.

Prästänkan (Carl Th. Dreyer, 1920) will be shown with live music on 12 March at Kino Regina KAVI in Helsinki.

The Norwegian Cinematheque collaborates with the University of Oslo on the series "Film history course" with lectures and film screenings, on 12 March Ingeborg Holm (Victor Sjöström, 1913) will be screened with live music.

Dunderklumpen! (Per Åhlin, 1974) will be screened on 13 March at the Cinemateca Portuguesa in Lisbon.

Mälarpirater (Gustaf Molander, 1923) will be screened with piano accompaniment at the Fondation Jérôme Seydoux-Pathé in Paris on 15 March as a part of the series "L'enfance à l'écran".               

Hangö Literature Days in Finland collaborates with Hangö Film Festival and this year the author Minna Nuotio has chosen Terje Vigen (Victor Sjöström, 1917) which will be screened with guitar accompaniment by Topias Tiheäsalo on 23 March.

In the series "Norden på film", Symphony of a City (Arne Sucksdorff, 1947) is shown on 23 March at the Danish Cinematheque and The Man on the Roof (Bo Widerberg, 1976) on 24 March at the Norwegian Cinematheque. The screenings are a collaboration between the Nordic Cinematheques: Denmark, Norway and Sweden.

The Norrtull Gang (Per Lindberg, 1923) will be screened with musical accompaniment by John Sweeney on 24 March at the silent film festival HippFest in Bo'ness, Scotland. The film will also be screened with recorded music by Lotta Hasselquist at the METRO Kinokulturhaus in Vienna on March 27.

Äppelkriget (Tage Danielsson, 1971) will be shown on 27 March at the Stokmarknes cinema in Norway.