Joyce Carol Oates is often described as “America’s foremost woman of letters” and her extraordinary talents are recognized around the globe. With words as her constant companion JCO has penned over 100 novels across a variety of genres throughout her award-winning career.
Cannes-awarded, paying a tribute to Hollywood star Ingrid Bergman and celebrating the centenary of her birth, comes this feature documentary by director Stig Björkman with voice over by Swedish actress Alicia Vikander.
In 1971, due to the world premiere of Death in Venice, Italian director Lucino Visconti proclaimed his Tadzio as the world’s most beautiful boy. A shadow that today, 50 years later, weighs Björn Andresen’s life. A film about the price of beauty. A drama that takes us to Japan, Italy, France and Denmark.
A film about Sweden's most famous choir, Tensta Gospel Choir, and the profound human need of union and spirituality in a secular time.
When film productions stop and cinemas are closing. In this new restricted world of his, Stig Björkman spends his time going trough his rich film archive and calls his friends, film directors and actors/actresses.
Christianity meets BDSM rituals in Maja Borg's dark and deeply personal film about healing, which with theatrical intensity unites body and spirituality.
An intimate love story and filmic journey through the first years of the career of a contemporary feminist icon.
At the age of 19 Martha makes a crucial decision. She leaves her family and friends to live as a nun in a very strict monastery. In the film "The Nun" Maud Nycander tells us about a radical life choice.
Maria Kuhlberg's uncles, Aldo and Carmine, have been at loggerheads since they were little. In her film Maria examines if her family, despite his violent social heritage, can become reconciled.
A documentary love story about a single mother from Sweden and a beggar from Romania who choose to defy all conventions and invest in love and a better life. A warm, immersive film challenging cultural norms and conventional family life.
NINOSCA - THE WOMAN AND THE EMIGRANT'S SONG is the third and last film of Peter Torbiörnsson's trilogy. A woman’s struggle for independence which requires her to face her past in the macho-culture of Central America.
Who was Sara Lidman, behind her political work and the critics praise? A film about Sara Lidman, the girl from Missenträsk who became a writer.
An emotionally intense music documentary with a humorous tone, about longing for love and the inevitable fact of ageing. The film explores the impossible meeting between a stalker and her idol, between Susanna and Natacha Atlas.Watching this oddcouple is to oscillate between tragedy and comedy.
They move into Europe's first senior housing for homosexuals. Behind closed doors the opening awaits, and for the first time they find their way home and can truly start loving themselves.
Letters to a serial killer is a documentary thriller where the protagonist is seeking answers to why her brother was shot. A journey that leads to new questions and unexpected answers.
A suitcase full of photos, diaries, phonebooks and a tape with Finnish tango sets Swedish filmmaker Frans Huhta off on an odyssey to get to know his deceased mother and come to peace with a heritage in the shadow of a suicide.
The dairy farmer Mats-Åke has decided to stay at his farm in the north of Sweden. He has good help from his thai wife and her relatives who travel from Thailand to undertake seasonal work in the area. A history from a region that can not afford prejudices.
Two women from the same village in Kurdistan, who fled for very different reasons, are brought together in this transcendent documentary that explores community inclusion and exclusion.
"I can see you with my fingertips, your footsteps tell me who you are, all I want is that you see me in return".
A bittersweet portrait of a community in Italy, where farmers have secretly agreed to rent out their fields for solar panels and by doing so are ruining the area's breathtaking view.
A movie about a rape that occurred 25 years ago. Ewa travels back to the city of Malmö, where the assault took place and starts talking to her friends and her family about what happened.
A documentary about five women ready to take on whatever challenges life throws at them, inspired by Dolly Parton’s strength to go her own way and defy the pressure to conform.
A touching portrait of 90 years old premier Queen Alice Timander, and a drama about love, betrayal, being a mother, daughter and a woman who bears a dream while making a career.
If I don't do this now, I'm afraid I'll stop living. I need to prove to myself and everyone else that I can do it – life doesn't end at 50.
Inta Ruka, one of Latvia's most prominent photographers, bears witness of the conditions of the artist during the Soviet period and in today's Latvia burdened by financial crises.
Featuring Woody Allen, Bernardo Bertolucci, Olivier Assayas, Arnaud Desplechin, John Sayles and Martin Scorsese, this documentary captures Ingmar Bergman's strong filmmaking personality.
Stig Bjorkman captures Bergman's unique filmmaking personality with unique material filmed by Bergman himself behind the scenes of several of his biggest film productions.