Swedish film festival in Chennai from tomorrow

Chennai: Indo Cine Appreciation Foundation with the Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi and Honorary Consulate of Sweden in Chennai are organising Swedish film festival at Alliance Francaise of Madras, 24, College Road, Nungambakkam for three days from tomorrow.

Josa Kärre, Counsellor and head of Economic Section, Embassy of Sweden, New Delhi will inaugurate the festival and actress Sunandha will light the traditional lamp at 6.15 pm on Monday.
Arun Vasu, Honorary Consul, Consulate of Sweden in Chennai and Sivan Kannan, president, ICAF will participate. For details, contact: 2821 2652.

The schedule

11 Sept: Drifters, directed by Peter Grönlund at 6.30 pm.
12 Sept: A Serious Game by Pernilla August at 6 pm and Martha & Niki by Tora Mkandawire at 7.45 pm.
13 Sept: Eternal Summer by Andreas Öhman at 6 pm and The Girl, the Mother and the Demons by Suzanne Osten at 7.45 pm.

Drifters 
 When street pusher Minna can’t pay her rent she cheats a few young criminals on a drug deal and takes the money. She happens to meet Katja, mother of a child who has been taken by the social authorities. Minna goes with Katja to an illegal residence outside of town, where a group of individuals have joined together to determine their own living conditions. <I>Drifters<P> is a social political drama thriller about the dealer Minna’s struggle to survive in a society lacking solidarity and response.

A Serious Game
It is a story of a young couple, the journalist Arvid Stjärnblom and Lydia Stille, who fall madly in love. They are both drawn to the dream of pure, great and untainted love. Yet, the dream demands greater sacrifice than they could ever imagine. A passionate and fiery love story about the choices we have, the ones we don’t, the choices we make and the consequences that follow.

Martha & Niki

Martha Nabwire and Niki Tsappos took part in the biggest international street dance competition, Juste Debout in Paris in 2010. It was the first time ever two women became world champions in hip hop. This film depicts Martha and Niki’s love of dance, each other and about friendship put to the test.

Eternal summer
Isak and Em meet for the first time on a summer night in Stockholm. They leave everything behind to embark on a road trip through the breathtaking landscape of Northern Sweden. But what starts off as a carefree adventure soon turns into a panic fuelled chase. Eternal summer is a road movie about finding that someone to be your universe – and what you’re willing to do for that someone.

The Girl, the Mother and the Demons
Somewhere in an apartment a psychotic single mother isolates herself and her daughter among garbage and bottles with urine. Here the demons rule. They can walk through walls and closed doors. At least this is what Ti’s mother claims. But Ti can neither hear nor see the demons her mother is talking to. The Girl, the Mother and the Demons is a story about Ti and how she eventually wins over the invisible demons that controlled her mother’s life, and thus her own.

         

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