The Square Wins at Cannes 2017 The Square, a film described as a social satire set in the art world, and directed by Ruben Östlund, whose previous film, Force Majeure was critically acclaimed as an 'icily disturbing family drama set in the French Alps', has won this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes … [Read more...]
Love Nordic Noir? Now Try Nordic Comedy
It's not all Nordic Noir Did you know that there are some excellent Nordic comedy series out on TV now? Although Nordic comedy is often more than tinged with drama, these series are still hugely funny and very watchable. Here are a few of my favourite comedy/dramas that have come out of the Nordic … [Read more...]
Swedish TV comedy at its best.
Swedish TV4 A few months ago a friend gave me a box set of a Swedish sitcom called Solsidan. Now, you know I'm a sucker for dark Scandi crime and political thrillers (Wallander, The Killing, Borgen and The Bridge but to name a few), and I truly, truly love a good old Ingmar Bergman film, … [Read more...]