Sweden is hot. That is for sure. People have always felt a fascination for the northern tall and blond Swedes. Some actors like Alexander Skarsgard in True Blood are now in the dreams of girls all around the world. However, Swedish cinema has more to offer than just cute looking actors and actresses. It has a rich tradition of great filmmaking. Let us here focus on directors, movies and tv series.
The legendary Ingmar Bergman.Probably still the most influential filmmaker of Europe (arguably next to Federico Fellini) is Ingmar Bergman. The true face of Swedish Cinema. Although he passed away, his films continue to interest people all around the globe. He has personally put Swedish film on the map. With films like ‘The Seventh Seal’ and Fanny och Alexander’ he has left his mark on European cinema forever.
The refreshing Tomas Alfredson.
is one of those upcoming directors that you cannot miss. He is everywhere. First with the amazing Swedish film ‘Let the right one in’ and now he is also responsible for the big British production ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy’.
Lasse Halstrom is a successful Swedish director who lately predominantly makes non-Swedish productions like ‘Chocolat’ and ‘What is eating Gilbert Grape’.
Some great Swedish movies
Let me give you three Swedish films that you really have to watch. I have already mentioned the great modern Swedish classics ‘Let the right one in’ and the Ingmar Bergman’s ‘The Seventh Seal’ and ‘Fanny och Alexander’. Besides these three great films I want to suggest three more.’
As it is in Heaven – ‘Sa som i Himmelen’ is a heartwarming film about a classical music conductor who due to health reasons has to swap his busy city life for a more simple and quiet life. He chooses to go back to his hometown. There he gets passionate in training the local choir.
Another great film, ‘My life as a Dog – ‘Mit liv som Hund’, is an emotional film about a boy whose mother is dying of cancer. Despite his awful situation he also feels bad for the poor Russian dog that had to go in to space.
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo – Man som hatar Kvinnor. This great film by Niels Arden Oplev is based on the Millennium books of Stieg Larsson. It has also been made into an American remake with Daniel Craig and Rooney Mara. I feel that the Swedish version is better.
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