The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared review: Mark Kermode

There’s a hoary old gag that Scandinavian humour is no laughing matter. Appropriate, then, that this picaresque Swedish revisiting of the central riffs of Forrest Gump offers scant laughs as our explosive anti-hero pinballs his way through the highlights of 20th-century history, his path variously crossing with those of Franco, Stalin, Truman, Oppenheimer and Reagan. Instead we get […]

The Nordic answer to Forrest Gump: BBC Review of the 100 Year Old Man

It’s an eccentric tale with an even more arresting title. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of a Window and Disappeared, by author Jonas Jonasson, sold six million copies and has been translated into 38 languages since it was originally published in his native Sweden in 2009. Now it’s hoped the story will […]

Swedish Film Institute: Malik Bendjelloul R.I.P.

The Swedish Film Institute has remembered Malik Bendjelloul, who passed away in Stockholm yesterday. Read here or below: “It is a terrible loss when a young person dies. The flag at the Swedish Film Institute is at half-staff today, but in our hearts it will be half-staff for a long time”, says Anna Serner, CEO of […]

European Film Festival to be held in Vietnam’s three biggest cities

The 15th edition of the annual European Film Festival will be organized in Vietnam’s three biggest cities – Hanoi, Da Nang, and Ho Chi Minh City – from May 16 to 19. The 2014 event will feature 14 films of various genres, including romance, drama, animation, action, thriller, and comedy. Most of the films screened […]

‘100 Year Old Man’ Sequel in the Works

Felix Hergren’s comedy The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed out the Window and Disappeared is not only reaching international screens, but fans can also look forward to see more of Allan Karlsson as production company NICE FLX is eyeing a possible sequel.  “Clearly, the film’s results have exceeded our expectations,” producer Patrick Nebout told Nordisk Film […]

‘The 100 Year Old Man’ Goes Global

Following its Nordic release, The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared will be opening in Germany on the 20th of March, before making its way around the world.  The film was released in Sweden on Christmas Day 2013, and the film has so far taken in 1,502,619 admissions, making it Sweden’s most popular […]