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 […]

Indiewire ‘Someone You Love’ Review

“Someone You Love,” the latest film from Danish filmmaker Pernille Fischer Christensen, centers on the complicated, though universal issue of family, and everything that that entails — love, heartbreak and hope. Even for someone who seems to have a charmed life, you can’t escape family, and the responsibilities, joys, and drama along with it. Thomas Jacob […]

Shiny, Happy, Fake Sweden: We are the Best! Review

It’s more worthwhile to review movies than to review reviews, but it’s impossible not to notice the ninety-six-per-cent rating on Rotten Tomatoes for “We Are the Best!,” a pallid and terminally cutesy movie that succeeds by stoking blandly happy feelings. It’s a work of self-congratulatory and sentimental escapism for the art-house audience, a sort of “No Sex […]

LIFE IN A FISHBOWL opens in Iceland to critical acclaim and impressive attendance

Life in a Fishbowl, director Baldvin Z‘s second feature film, premiered in Iceland on May 16. The film has received excellent reviews and an all-round positive reaction from the public, made especially clear on social media. 8000 people have already seen Life in a Fishbowl in cinemas, making it the most attended film in Iceland last weekend […]

Standing ovation for Ruben Östlund in Cannes

A long-standing ovation rounded off the screening of Ruben Östlund’s film Force Majeure. The full house in the Salle Debussy stood up and applauded for several minutes when the final credits rolled. The film is in competition in the section Un Certain Regard. Distributed in Sweden by TriArt film, the film’s international sales agent is Coproduction Office. Produced […]

Alpine Drama with a Touch of English

Ebba, Tomas and sina children Vera and Harry are a happy Swedish family spending some days at a French ski resort. On sina second day, while eating at a restaurant, They witness a spectacular, Seemingly life-threatening avalanche. Panicked, the father flees, leaving his wife and two children behind. The event leads two extreme tension in the small family, […]