• “Our Festival Strives to Fight the Male Gaze and the Objectification of Women in Film”: The Stockholm Feminist Film Festival

    Stephanie, please briefly introduce yourself. For more than seven years I’ve been working with gender equality and women’s rights. Besides that, I’m also a huge cineaste. I thought I’d combine these two areas and start a feminist film festival, so now I’m the director of the Stockholm Feminist Film Festival. 2017 will be Stockholm Feminist

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  • Audience q&a for Prisoners

    Please tell us about the writing process for Prisoners. It’s been a very long journey. Ten years ago, Nína Dögg Filippusdóttir & Unnur Ösp Stefánsdóttir were on maternity leave and read an article about the women’s prison in Iceland. The main topic of the article was about the prisoners who were missing their children, and
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  • Sadness is My Friend: A Review of the film Adult Life Skills and an Interview with Its Sound Designer Anna Bertmark

    The incredibly funny and thoughtful film Adult Life Skills written and directed by Rachel Tunnard is a story about grief, adulthood and friendship – in other words about life in general. Anna is currently coping with the loss of his twin brother in her own way, which might seem rather extreme or unusual from an
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  • House of Norway

    The current refugee crisis is one of biggest concerns of the present time in Europe, as new bulletins and the written press focus attention on vessels sinking in the Mediterranean en route and refugee camps placed on national borders, such as the Calais jungle. It is, therefore, no surprise to see these narratives and stories
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  • Law of the Land

    Law of the Land marks the feature-length debut of Jussi Hiltunen, an up-and-coming director who is sure to make a lasting impression on the international film scene. Taking the helm here as both writer and director, Hiltunen has created an impressive, arresting, and engrossing contemporary Western that explores fascinating questions of national and individual identities
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