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Goteborg Film Festival adds TV section

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Goteborg Film Festival adds TV section
The Goteborg Film Festival is adding TV drama to its usual public film programme for its 2016 edition.

Goteborg (Jan 29-Feb 8) is already well known as a meeting place for the TV industry, because of its industry TV Drama Vision two-day programme.

Now the festival’s new TV section will showcase several Nordic programmes. They include:

The Most Forbidden (Sweden)

A miniseries by Tova Magnusson written by Asa Lantz based on Kerstin Thorvall’s 1976 autobiographical novel about a middle aged woman’s desires.

Follow the Money (Denmark)

A drama series from Jeppe Gjervig Gram and Per Fly starring Bo Larsen as a detective investigating how a company might have been involved in a death on the Danish coast.

Occupied (Norway)

Based on a Jo Nesbo idea, this story looks at a Norwegian prime minister in a fictitious near future when he wants to shut down fossil fuel production, leading Russia to invade Norway.

Trapped (Iceland
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Women take centre stage at Way Out West

This year’s festival saw 45% of its lineup coming from female directors, including Alone Together from Liza Minou Morberg [pictured].

Women took centre stage at Way Out West’s Film Festival, with head of film programming Svante Tidholm giving credit to 45% of its line-up deriving from female directors.

Headlining the film side of the joint music and film event was Alexandra Dahlström’s All We Have is Now that documents all-girl Swedish punk rock band Vulkano, and Liza Minou Morberg’s coming-of-age drama Alone Together detailing the friendship of three young women on their way to Way Out West.

Both films served as feature length directorial debuts.

“It was our privilege (and luck) to have two world premieres that were both directed by women, and also about strong women. We work closely with Sweden’s film industry, and one aim is to balance equality and gender. And from watching their films – you can immediately tell they are very
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Inside Out 2011: ‘Four More Years’ – A Romantic Comedy In The Best Sense

Four More Years

Directed by Tova Magnusson-Norling

Written by Wilhelm Behrman

Four More Years, directed by Tova Magnusson-Norling, uses the tried and true romantic comedy formula to its complete advantage. Unlikely love interests, check. Falling-in-love montage, check. Inevitable misunderstanding leading to separation, check. Happy ending, well, you’ll have to see. All the romantic comedy staples are there. The result is genuinely romantic, touching and consistently hilarious.

Four More Years tells the story of David Holst, leader of the Swedish center-right Liberal Party. Though he is predicted by everyone to become Sweden’s new Prime Minister, he is defeated at the last second by the Social Democrats. While trying to salvage his own reputation and that of his party, David strikes up a friendship with the charming and openly gay Martin Kovac. Quickly moving from friendship to much more, the problems start to amass. The fact that David is already
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The Girl d: Fredrik Edfeldt

Flickan / The Girl (2009) Direction: Fredrik Edfeldt Cast: Blanca Engström, Tova Magnusson-Norling, Emma Wigfeldt, Michelle Vistam, Vidar Fors Screenplay: Karin Arrhenius In rural Sweden, a young girl's parents jet off to Africa on a charity trip, leaving the child (Blanca Engström) in the care of an inattentive aunt. The Girl — that's how she's listed in the credits, her name is never revealed — quickly tires of her caretaker's cycle of wild parties in the evening and hangovers in the morning, and contrives a way to send her off on a trip with an old boyfriend. The Girl is a quiet, observant type, and, though she has friends in a skinny farm boy and a chubby teenage girl who lives in a nearby town, she quickly adapts to life on her own. Fredrik Edfeldt's Flickan / The Girl, Honorable Mention for Best Debut Film at the 2009 Berlin Film Festival, is fairly adept [...]
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The Girl (Flickan)

“The Girl” is a devastating indictment of self-absorbed adults so concerned about themselves that they don’t even notice the abandonment of a nine-year-old girl. The negligence starts with her parents (Shanti Roney and Annika Hallin), whose desire to escape their “cramped little world” isn’t deterred when they’re informed they can’t take their daughter with them on their missionary trip to Africa.

She’s placed in the care of her bohemian Aunt Anna (Tova Magnusson-Norling) who swiftly leaves the Girl to fend for herself while she goes sailing with her boyfriend. And the Girl’s neighbors, even the ones who suspect she’s not under the best supervision and care, fail to investigate thoroughly.

At first, you think the Girl’s better off on her own. But, confronted with sexual curiosity and adolescent cruelty, comforted only by the books that line the walls of her parents’ home,
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Girl, The (Flickan) | Review

Director: Fredrik Edfeldt Writer(s): Karin Arrhenius (screenplay) Starring: Blanca Engström, Calle Lindqvist, Tova Magnusson-Norling, Shanti Roney, Annika Hallin The titular girl (Blanca Engström) -- who remains unnamed throughout the film -- is left behind by her idealist parents (Shanti Roney & Annika Hallin) who are off to Africa with their older son (Calle Lindqvist) for a feel good summer of helping and saving Africans. Six months shy of 10-years old, the girl is too young to travel with them. A free-spirited aunt (Tova Magnusson-Norling) is summoned to stay with the girl, but it soon becomes obvious that parenting is not the aunt’s forte. In a film in which it is the adults who act the most irresponsible, selfish and childish -- at least in the absence of other adults -- the girl is soon left alone fending for herself. (You know, like Home Alone...but without Joe Pesci and Swedish.
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