New Swedish attack on Denmark
by Annika Pham
If Danish films are popular in Sweden (and around the world), Swedish films rarely cross Danish borders. In an attempt to improve the situation, Scandinavian cinema exhibitors SF Film A/S and Nordisk Film Biograferhave teamed up to offer a Swedish mini-festival at the Metropol Cinema in Copenhagen (June 30-July 6) and in Århus (July 14-29).
The mini-film festival, which opened last Friday with the premiere of Richard Hobert’s Harry’s Daughters, will screen a total of eight feature films, classics like Ingmar Bergman’s The Seventh Seal as well as new titles, all produced with backing from Svensk Filmindustri.
These include Martin Asphaug’s 2005 drama Kim Novak Never Swam in the Lake of Genesaret, crime films Mastermind by Danish filmmaker Peter Flinth and Moreno and the Silence by Erik Leijonborg, feel-good film Stockholm Boogie by newcomers Johan and Karl-Uno Lindgren and Colin Nutley’s hits House of Angels (1992) and 2006’s Heartbreak Hotel [+see also:
Nutley’s latest crowd-pleaser, starring wife/actress Helena Bergström, is one of Sweden’s biggest hits of the year with over 350,000 admissions. The film will open in Denmark on September 29.