A Young Patriot

China may have embraced capitalism, but that doesn’t mean Maoism has vanished. In A Young Patriot, we get an eye-opening take on China’s millennial generation through the perspective of an idealistic and likable young man named Zhao Chantong, who feels a special kinship to Mao’s legacy. Starting when Zhao is nineteen years old, the film follows him for five years as he passes through the crucibles of young adulthood — finding a purpose, making friends, seeking employment — against the backdrop of China’s shifting ideologies.

Meet the director Du Haibin after the screening at Filmstaden Söder 10 on March 9.

Nominees for Tempo Short Award

Eight short documentaries are competing in the Tempo Short Award for the prestigious prize for best documentary short film about a maximum of 30 minutes. Of the eight nominees, two of them have premiere screenings during the Tempo Documentary Festival 2017. Read more about the nominees here!  

Nominees for Tempo Documentary Award

The nominations for Tempo Documentary Award is now official! It is one of the biggest competions for long documentaries (over 50 minutes). All the nominated films will be screened at the 18th edition of Tempo Documentary Festival which takes place from 6 to 12 March 2017. Read more about the nominees here!

Nominated for New Doc

New Doc is Tempo Documentary Festival's talent award for promising but as yet unestablished Swedish filmmakers. Nine films are nominated in the competition, and many of them are Swedish premieres during the festival: Izabela, Promise, Raised by Krump, See the Man, Selfie and shame. Learn more about all the nominees here!  

Kim opens Tempo!

"Kim" opens Tempo Documentary Festival in 2017 and thereby get world premiere! The film is a intimate portrait of Kim Anderzon, a feminist role model who became one of our greatest actors. She created a life where the theater was the focus of both relationships and family. Read more about the movie here!