Per Fly's “Waltz for Monica” (“Monica Z”), a biopic of Swedish jazz singer Monica Zetterlund, has been added to the lineup of Gothenburg-based Way Out West, a Scandi twist on South by Southwest. One…
Rapper Wale has unwrapped his first No. 1 album, as "The Gifted" climbed to No. 1 on the U.S. album chart last week. The performer (born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin) moved 158,000 copies of his…
This simple but adrenaline-fueled survival tale boasts impressively muscular direction from Norwegian director Roar Uthaug.
Cheerfully smashing perceptions of North Korea as a shuttered nation, "Comrade Kim Goes Flying" proves that cooperation with the West really is possible, at least in cinema. A candy-hued throwback to…
A Kurdish Iraqi village lad is obliged to avenge family honor when his older sister runs away from an arranged marriage, in Norwegian helmer Hisham Zaman's drama "Before Snowfall."
Mixing a variety of visual and aural materials, this lyrical, experimental, semi-fictionalized mood piece is a specialty item that will appeal most strongly to fests and the cinematheque circuit.
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Although Sweden has no tax incentives, a network of regional film commissions and a new agreement specifying that between $2 million and $2.6 million of the national film fund is set aside for…
Far from a conventional documentary, "She Male Snails" was first intended as a portrait of transgender artist/author Eli Leven for Swedish television, but evolved over time into an experimental mood…
"The Orheim Company" is a strongly etched if overly familiar coming-of-ager.
A gang of five boys of African origin from the wrong side of Gothenburg's tracks scam a trio of slightly younger middle-class kids in "Play," Swedish helmer Ruben Ostlund's formally interesting but…
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