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Program 2014

Film

Leontine Arvidsson, Kira Carpelan, 2013, Sweden, 3 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

A naked woman paints her self-portrait with a marker pen. It’s quiet in the room and the only sound comes from the squeaking of the pen moving…

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Come and experience the trans-media documentary 48 Hour Games live in a screening where you as audience decide how the film develops. The decision-process can be…

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Karin Ekberg, David Herdies, 2013, Sweden, 72 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

They have been married for 38 years. During the last 15 years they’ve slept in separate bedrooms and now  one of them wants a divorce.…

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Andreas Johnsen, Katrine Sahlstrom, 2013, Denmark, 86 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

Under house arrest and exhausted from his detention in 2011, the acclaimed and headstrong artist Ai Weiwei continues to provoke the authorities and draw the…

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Alexandra Dahlström, Göran Hugo Olsson, Work in Progress

A film about, with and for young people, who are on the verge of becoming adults. The film takes place mostly in Stockholm but also…

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Susanna Helke, Cilla Werning, 2013, Finland, 85 min, In English, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

James is a teenage runaway, escaping his conservative parents who doesn’t approve of his homosexuality. Together with his boyfriend Tyler he travels to San Francisco,…

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Thomas Reckmann, Thomas Reckmann, 2014, Sweden, 58 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

The women’s soccer team Angered United was formed in 2010 to give teenage girls in the Gothenburg suburb Angered something to do in their free…

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Clara Bodén, Clara Bodén, Mariken Halle, 2014, Sweden, 50 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

“I don’t think I’m worth more than Jämtland” says Sanna Clara’s sister one day. “Of course you are, get a grip of yourself” replies Clara.…

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Marco Wilms, Marco Wilms, Marlen Burghardt, 2013, Germany, 87 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

The Egyptian revolution in 2011 led, among other things, to the resignation of president Hosni Murbarak. Violence and disorder however continued after the appointment of the new government.…

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Klara Levin, Klara Levin, 2013, Sweden, 9 min, English Subtitltes, Tempo Short Award

“If I would burn up a car?… no, ugh, I would never do that. Or, perhaps! If I had been robbed with a knife or…

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Sophia Josephson, Fredrik Oskarsson, 2014, Sweden, 10 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

Astrid is 12 years old and practices ski jumping together with other girls around the same age. The ski slope is icy, it is cold and everyone…

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Alina Rudnitskaya, Alina Rudnitskaya, 2013, Russia, 59 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Shot in black and white, Blood nonetheless manages to capture the colorful existence of a traveling blood bank in Russia. Going to different poverty-stricken towns…

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Setareh Persson, Lennart Ström, 2014, Sweden, 58 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Svensk premiär!, Swedish premiere!

Sophia Rapp Johansson is a young and critically acclaimed writer. She is also a singer and a spoken word artist. But behind literature prizes and the…

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Agnès Varda, 1976, France, 80 min, English Subtitles, Documentary Classics from Cinemateket

In Agnès Varda’s own street, rue Daguerre in Montparnasse, there is a number of small retailers, of a kind you hardly see nowadays. The people who…

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Knutte Wester, Knutte Wester, 2014, Sweden, 6 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

It was a country in transition. The dictatorship had fallen and left a vacuum, a wounded city with wounded houses and injured people who tried to…

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Jeremy Xido, Jeremy Xido, Joe Castelo, 2013, Angola, USA, 83 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

Using the thundering, if somewhat unlikely, healing power of death metal Wilker Flores and Sonia Ferreira hope to bridge divides through music in Jeremy Xido’s…

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Emma Thorsander, Emma Thorsander, 2014, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Embryo is an animated documentary film, which is based on intimate interviews with five women, who have one thing in common – they have all…

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Srđan Keča, Srđan Keča, 2013, Bosnia, Serbia, 23 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Danijela, Elvira and Galiba are romani and struggle in different ways to deal with the male-dominated environment they grew up in. Danijela plays football and has great ambitions…

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Arash T. Riahi, Arman T. Riahi, Arash T. Riahi, Hercli Bundi, Michel Seeber, Sabine Gruber, Susanne Guggenberger, 2013, Austria, 118 min, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Going around the world covering protests and demonstrations the Riahi Brothers shows us the interconnected world of nonviolent resistance, from Iran to Egypt, Spain to…

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Pawel Loziński, Pawel Loziński, 2013, Poland, 52 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

They have the same name, the same profession and a strong but complicated emotional bond, full of anger and assumptions. Marcel and Pawel Lozinski go on a…

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Charlotte Landelius, Henrik Stockare, Thomas Jackson, Fredrik Heinig, Mattias Nohrborg, Patrik Andersson, 2014, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Welcome to a world that is closed to most of us, a world between white tablecloths and breathtaking restaurant bills. Here you can find the Foodie, a…

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Foodies is the film that is a must for you who loves food. It follows the culinary jet-seters that have created a own lifestyle of traveling…

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Carl Javér, Fredrik Lange, 2014, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

In the fall of 1900, five middle-class youngsters bought a hill in the impoverished southern region of Switzerland. They had had enough of the consumer…

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Peter Gerdehag, Tell Aulin, Lasse Rengfelt, Malcolm Dixelius, 2014, Sweden, 101 min, Tempo Documentary Award

The farmer Stig-Anders Svensson from Råskog got a lot of attention when the documentary Hästmannen was released. Since then he has struggled hard against the authorities…

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Carl Olsson, Julie Waltersdorph, 2013, Denmark, 29 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Helgad vare denna plats is different short stories about people’s search for identity and belonging. We meet, among others, a bodybuilder who realizes himself at the…

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Sylvelin Måkestad, Stina Gardell, 2014, Sweden, 76 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Rena is blind. But that is only a small part of who she is. She is primarily an ordinary teenager who whines about her parents…

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Gunilla Bresky, Jan Blomgren, 2014, Sweden, 80 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award

A beautiful summer night changes photographer Vladislav Mikosha’s life. Germany attacks Russia and by setting up the camera as a shield he miraculously survives. He…

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Niklas Zachrisson, 2014, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

Independence Day takes place during Zimbabwe’s Independence day in 2013 at one of the few farms in the country that is still run by whites. The farm…

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Erik Bäfving, Erik Bäfving, 2013, Sweden, 15 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

One day, Erik comes home from school and finds out that his father has jumped from his office window. He locks himself in his room and…

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Aneta Kopacz, Adam Slesicki, Aneta Ślesicki, 2013, Poland, 45 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Through her blog, Joanna has become an icon for those who want to live a thoughtful and joyful life. Her goals are as simple as a family…

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Jon Bang Carlsen, Helle Ulsteen, 2013, Denmark, 80 min, In English, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

In his new feature film Jon Bang Carlsen inserts the viewer into the affluent suburbs of Los Angeles, a world where families put on a…

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Monika Andreae, Monika Andreae, 2014, Sweden, 28 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

After the death of Karin’s husband, she searches for a counselor to get help with some practical things, but also to find back to herself.…

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Nina Maria Paschalidou, Nina Maria Paschalidou, Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, 2013, Cyprus, Greece, 52 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

Turkish soap operas has had a major impact in the Middle East, Asia and the Balkans in recent years. Female producers and screenwriters help to create characters who…

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Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard, Beathe Hofseth, Susann Østigaard, 2013, Norway, 80 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Thulasi does not want to wear sari, she is not interested in cooking and never wants to become someone’s wife. She has grown in an Indian society…

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Pacho Velez, Stephanie Spray, Lucien Castaing-Taylor, Verena Paravel, 2013, Nepal, USA, 118 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

In a small cable car going up to a mountain in Nepal the traditional collides with the modern in Manakamana, co-directed by Stephanie Spray and…

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Sven Blume, Sven Blume, 2013, Sweden, 35 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

“No, but if you should find somebody in Vidsel it’s definitely not easy, there’s no one available! But there’s a chance: the Thai ladies, they…

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Mais Darwazah, Rula Nasser, 2013, Germany, Jordan, Palestine, Qatar, 80 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Traveling to Palestine, her occupied and enchanting homeland, for the first time Mais Darwazah lives out an impossible romance – with a dead artist named…

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Manolo Diaz Rämö, Manolo Diaz Rämö, Manolo Diaz Remö, 2013, Sweden, 18 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

With the help of scenography and a projector, the musician and actor Richard Sseruwags wakes up his past to life. He talks about the fleeing…

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Joanna Rytel, Joanna Rytel, 2013, Sweden, 10 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

A girl, two male friends. The guys are a bit shy for each other. So there will be no threesome as she hoped for. Instead, she…

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Emelie Wallgren, Ina Holmqvist, Stina Gardell, Work in Progress

The crew onboard of large cargo vessels consists exclusively of men. They come from different countries and are in different ages, but common to all of them…

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Monne Lindström, Cristina Schadewitz, Kristina Meiton, 2014, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

Why does Moa’s or Maxi’s fathers never pick them up at school? And why is it that Isa’s letters from mom never arrives, has she really put them…

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Ida Lindgren, Ida Lindgren, 2013, Sweden, 13 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

Hanna was seven years old when she saw her little sister become sick and die within a few hours. Despite this, she is not afraid of death.…

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Kim Longinotto, Kim Longinotto, 2013, Great Britain, 91 min, English Subtitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

Acclaimed director Kim Longinotto examines the tragic, shocking and astonishing life of Salma, famous Tamil poet and victim of merciless fundamentalism. When she was a…

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Karolina Brobäck, Kristina Åberg, 2014, Sweden, 14 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

It’s early in the morning of December 27, 1991. Flight SK751 takes off at Arlanda airport and 13-year-old Sandro looks forward to celebrate Christmas in Japan. At…

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Berit Madsen, Henrik Underbjerg, Stefan Frost, 2013, Denmark, 90 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

  Gazing up at the stars Sepideh, a teenage girl living in a small Iranian village, dreams of becoming an astronaut. It’s a dream that…

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Erkki Kurenniemi, Jan Bark, 1966, 14 min, Spindrift Revisited på Moderna Museet

Abstract computer animation, original format: 16 mm film, screened as digital reconstruction. The whereabouts of the original film are unknown. This version is a reconstruction edited…

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Work in Progress

Documentary students from Stockholm’s Royal Dramatic College (StDH) show examples from their second-year films and discuss their filmic processes. Participants are: Anna Eborn, Ellen Fishing, Gustav Ågerstrand, Joanna Karlberg,…

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Work in Progress

STHLM Debut is a project aimed at long film debuting directors and producers in the Stockholm region. During the festival three documentaries will be presented by STHLM Debut-project…

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Åsa Sandzén, Mario Adamson, 2014, Sweden, 10 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

A mother trying to understand what happened when her child died in her belly. She wants to reproduce the short time she got with her dead child…

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Roberto Minervini, Denise Lee, Joao Leite, Luigina Smerilli, Roberto Minervini, 2013, Italy, 100 min, In English, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

Blending documentary and neorealistic filmmaking Roberto Minervini weaves a compassionate tale of people in a small town in the American South. Sara is the eldest…

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Karen Stokkendal Poulsen, Elise Lund Larsen, Vibeke Vogel, 2013, Denmark, 58 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Political change is often a slow and arduous process, gruelling to a sometimes comical degree. Nobody knows that better than Robert Cooper, an EU peace…

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James Erskine, Zara Hayes, James Erskine, Victoria Gregory, 2013, USA, 83 min min, In English, Top Docs, Swedish premiere!

There was electricity in the air when Bobby Riggs and Billie Jean King faced off on the tennis court in 1973. The two athletes, the…

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Mika Taanila, 2002, 52 min, Spindrift Revisited på Moderna Museet

Is the merging of man and machine really possible? Or has it already happened? This is a film about 1960s avant-garde music and film, the…

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Agnès Varda, 2000, France, 80 min, English Subtitles, Documentary Classics from Cinemateket

With the Classical French painting as a starting point, Varda meets gleaners and rag-pickers in a film about the grotesque food waste in the world. But…

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Rithy Panh, Catherine Dussart, 2013, Cambodia, 90 min, In English, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award

Building on his previous work like S21: The Khmer Rouge Killing Machine and Duch, Master of the Forges of Hell inimitable director Rithy Panh continues…

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Gunhild Westhagen Magnor, Hilde Skofteland, Ingunn H. Knudsen, Stina Gardell, 2013, Norway, Sweden, 90 min, English Subtitles, Top Docs

Goro is almost 100 years old and plays volleyball once a week. Together with fourteen other women aged 66 – 98, they form The Optimists that…

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Sini Anderson, Alan Oxman, Erin Owens, Gwen Bialic, Rachel Dengiz, Sini Anderson, Tamra Davis, 2013, USA, 80 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

In her first directed feature, director Sini Anderson reacquaints or introduces viewers to Kathleen Hanna, punk icon and outspoken feminist. Blazing through Hanna’s divisive and…

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Arnaud Gerber, Arnaud Gerber, 2013, Germany, 70 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

The French philosopher Simone Weil spent the year of 1934 as a factory worker at Renault. She tried to get closer to the life that others…

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Errol Morris, Amanda Branson Gill, Errol Morris, Robert Fernandez, 2013, USA, 96 min, In English, Swedish premiere!

Errol Morris turns his lens on Donald Rumsfeld, the controversial and inscrutable former US secretary of defense who oversaw the war in Iraq – which…

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Rainer Hartleb, Rainer Hartleb, 2014, Sweden, 120 min, English Subtitles, Tempo Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

After the last Jordbro-film, Alla mår bra (2006), Rainer Hartleb is back with a new film, in which he points the camera toward the families…

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Aran Hughes, Christina Koutsospyrou, Aran Hughes, Christina Koutsospyrou, Thodoris Prodromidis, 2013, Great Britain, Greece, 74 min, English Sutitles, Stefan Jarl International Documentary Award, Swedish premiere!

High up in the mountains of Greece, the directors show us a village that’s crumbling economically, its inhabitants struggling to salvage what little they have…

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Ellinor Hallin, 2012, Sweden, 20 min, English Subtitles, New Doc

Inger and Bo have been together since 1956. A couple of years after they had met, Bo decided to follow his dream of becoming a pilot. He…

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Hynek Pallas, Jane Magnusson, Fatima Varhos, James Velaise, Linda Costigan, 2013, Sweden, 107 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts

In the middle of the 60’s Ingmar Bergman built a house on the island of Fårö. Up to his death in 2007, the exact location…

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Morgan Neville, Caitrin Rogers, Gil Friesen, Morgan Neville, 2013, USA, 90 min, Music & Arts

Millions of people have heard their voices but no one know their names. Twenty Feet from Stardom casts light over the backup singers to some of the 21st century’s…

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Leontine Arvidsson, Kira Carpelan, 2013, Sweden, 4 min min, English Subtitles, Tempo Short Award

We see a human body and two hands that both hides and embraces before the camera’s intense gaze. We do not know to whom the body belongs,…

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Jesse Acevedo, Aaron Ohlmann, Tiffany Naiman, 2013, USA, 107 min, English Subtitles, Music & Arts, Swedish premiere!

The Cruz brothers were arrested in a small town outside of Havana, and sentenced to a five-year imprisonment for listening to the banned underground rappers…

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Helgi Felixson, Titti Johnson, Helgi Felixson, 2014, Sweden, Tempo Documentary Award

Kua and Teriki will soon get married. They live on the distant Tureia island in the French Polynesia, Pacific Ocean and have just been told…

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