Australia Bans Swedish Film over Child Porn Concerns

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Censors have refused to classify a 30 year old award-winning Swedish film after an application by the Australian Federal Police. The boards decision to refuse classification for Children’s Island effectively bans the film in the country. Titled Barnens ö in Swedish, the film focuses on an 11 year old boy grappling with the onset of puberty and contains scenes in which the boy is naked. It won Sweden’s most prestigious film prize, the Guldbagge, when it was released in 1980 and was Sweden’s selection for the 54th Oscars. The film was directed by Kay Pollak, who later won acclaim for his box office hit As it is in Heaven.

 

Read more at the Sydney Morning Herald.