A slice of Nordic goodness at this year's festival03. May 2012
For the last five years, the „New World View“ line-up has offered an insight into the current cinematic oeuvre of a film-producing country whose highly appealing films tackle a variety of different topics. Northern European cinema is scrutinized for the first time this year when Sweden steps up to the bench as the 2012 New World View guest country. This line-up presents a body of films by emerging Swedish directors whose work casts an innovative eye on the culture, society, nature, social conflicts and current trends shaping this Scandinavian kingdom.
Sweden produces between 40 and 50 cinema films per year, a number that includes approximately 15 documentaries, and is thus comparable to Switzerland in its production volume. The last two years has seen Swedish productions, directors and authors celebrate worldwide success. In addition to the mainstream hits, a myriad of international awards also lays testament to the quality of even the most contemporary experimental works. Influenced by the successful auteur cinema of Ingmar Bergman, whose masterpieces have enthused audiences since the fifties, Sweden offers an important contribution to the international film world.
A Sverige-themed party at Sihlcity’s Papiersaal, with Swedish apéro and a Swedish live band, kicks off this New World View line-up on Saturday, September 22.