Country Focus: Sweden
Sweden - International Film Guide Survey
by Gunnar Rehlin
23/02/2009 - In 2008, vampires conquered Sweden. The best film of the year was Let the Right One In (Låt den rätte komma in), directed by Thomas Alfredson, which was awarded Gothenburg Film Festival’s Nordic film prize. It is based on John Ajvide Lindqvist’s bestselling novel about the friendship between a bullied young boy and a girl who turns out to be a vampire.
Combining impressive technical skill with sensitive characterization and a mastery of the genre, Alfredson has come up with the perfect combination of art and horror.
The film also picked up awards at Tribeca, Puchon, Copenhagen, Edinburgh and Fant-Asia film festivals it attracted a widespread acclaim and Hollywood is already looking to remake it.
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