Swede films say bonjour to Paris

Features unspool at Arlequin

COPENHAGEN — Swedish Film Week kicks off in Paris on Wednesday with a slate of 21 pics, starting with helmer Lukas Moodysson’s “Together.”

The promotion for Swedish films in the French market is jointly staged by the Swedish Film Institute and the Swedish Institute. Pics, with French subtitles, will unspool at Paris’ Arlequin theater.

Highlights include Mauritz Stiller’s restored 1919 silent “Sir Arne’s Treasure,” screened to live music; Josef Fares’ “Jalla! Jalla!”; and the work of directors Roy Andersson and Kjell-Ake Andersson.

The showcase will be opened by Swedish culture minister Marita Ulvskog. Ase Kleveland, managing director of the Swedish Film Institute, will lead a delegation of Swedish filmmakers attending the event.

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