Her uncompromising lyrics have made Swedish rapper Silvana Imam a feminist icon in Scandinavia. This is a memoir of the first turbulent years of her career and an exploration of her mythical relationship with Swedish pop artist Beatrice Eli.
Hand-painted watercolours come to life in an animation. The actor Rutger Hauer is the voice of a beehive that doesn’t like bees and wants to be turned into a human. A poetic story about sexual identification beyond prevailing norms.
American dancer Bobbi Jene Smith has spent 10 years as the star of famous Israeli dance company Batsheva. Bobbi first came to Israel when young and has spent the past decade under the tutelage of renowned choreographer Ohad Naharin, who radically shaped her personal life and professional work. She now makes the life-altering decision to uproot her life and career to move back to the US. The decision to leave is made all the more difficult by her budding relationship with fellow dancer, Or Schraiber.
|Out of Thin Air|
In the early 1970s, Iceland was considered an idyllic place. Crime was rare, murder even rarer. Then two men disappeared under suspicious circumstances. Foul play was suspected. The country demanded the crime be solved, and the police launched the biggest criminal investigation Iceland had ever seen. Finally, six people confessed to two violent murders and were sent to prison. It seemed that the nightmare was over. But in many ways the nightmare had just begun.
A meeting with a long-lost friend stirs up childhood memories and migration experiences. From former Yugoslavia to today's Sweden via Australia, we follow Sophie Vukovic’s personal exploration of what it means to belong to a globalised world. How to create new ways to belong that are not defined and limited by national borders?
|I Will Always Love You, Conny|
It’s minus 30 degrees in a small, forgotten village in northern Sweden. Conny, 20, stalks around with his hoodie up like a restless criminal, not welcome anywhere. Yesterday, in a panic, he deserted his girlfriend just as she was giving birth to their child. Now he has regrets and wants to come back. What will it take for her to forgive him?
|I Called Him Morgan|
On a snowy night in February 1972, 33-year-old jazz trumpet star Lee Morgan was shot dead by his common-law wife Helen during a gig at a club in New York City. The murder sent shockwaves through the jazz community, and the memory of the event still haunts the people who knew the Morgans. Helen served time for the crime and, following her release, retreated into anonymity. Over 20 years later, an unforeseen encounter produces a remarkable interview.
A fiction/documentary hybrid re-enacting the story of a violent and failed marketing scheme for a well known energy drink. The film simultaneously exposes and revels in media manipulation as it explores the strange and painfully comic advertising campaign from 2014 — with the person who ruined it all appearing in the role of himself. To avoid legal issues, the real energy drink has been replaced with a fictitious one: DRIB.
|Walk With Me|
Film director Anita Beikpour travels back in time to a life in Iran that she never knew to find out why her grandfather committed suicide when he came to Denmark after the revolution. Through a journey in which she wears his “face” and meets different people who know about grief, she gives life to her grandfather and gets closer to her own history. How do you say goodbye to a person who no longer exists?
An enigmatic figurehead, a hidden strategist behind the throne, an elegant first lady, loyal foot soldiers, a merciless power struggle backstage, symbols, uniformity, the screaming millions of followers - dictatorship or rock band? Nuremberg rally or Band Aid? Collaborative art performances involving Laibach and the North Korean authorities over a number of years established trust, so it seemed worth the try to bring them together.
Kristin works on her family's fox farm. She is desperate to save what is left of her family after her father's unexpected departure. But can she save her broken family when she herself is on the verge of a breakdown?
Lost souls wander through a forest. Dark matter in the woods seems to be alive and vital for the group. A journey takes place both internally and externally.
The traditional crafts of crochet and knitting have formed one of the hottest movements in modern art. International artists and knitters are bringing yarn into the streets and into our lives in new ways. Starting in Iceland, we take a colourful journey across the world and discover how yarn connects us all.
A four-sided love knot in the Russian city of Nizhny Novgorod, spiced with autism, neuroses and life crises. Oleg is 22, an autistic man thirsting for approval and love. Many want to help, but no-one can. Help arrives from an unexpected direction.
|Front View of My Father|
A calm and casual studio setting becomes a luminous and colourful universe where a daughter has invited her father to participate in games and reflections on the divorce that has hurt both of them and deprived the daughter of part of her childhood. In a new, experimental and educational way, the film tackles Denmark's divorce culture.
Markus and Lukas are brothers and the sons of Norwegian filmmaker Aslaug Holm. For eight years, from when they were five and eight years old, their mother filmed their progress. Big brother Markus loves soccer and dreams of playing at the top level in Liverpool FC; little brother Lukas is less physical and more philosophically inclined. With both tenderness and an adult eye, Holm captures the boys' dreams and expectations, and follows the brothers into their wild teenage years.