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Focus on Swedish cinema


Wednesday, 5 April 2017 | 18:30 La Maison du Cinéma

Focus on Swedish cinema

Presented with the collaboration of the Embassy of Sweden

Golden Hugo, New Directors Competition, Chicago Film Festival 2014
Best Script, Festival international du film d’Aubagne 2015
Critics’ Choice Award, Zürich Film Festival 2014

Ana ?Dino? Dinovic (23) is dreaming of another life. Just like 80 000 other young Swedes, se has fled the mass unemployment of her home country for a new life in Oslo. But the new life isn’t what Dino expected and now she’s caught in a destructive spiral of a day-to-day job’s, lack of money and hard partying. After breaking her arm, she is fired, and gets a job as a housekeeper in a home on the verge of chao.

Steffen (45), once a professional tennis player in the shadows of Swedish legends Edberg and Wilander, now owns a restaurant about to go bankrupt. Since his wife left, Steffen is alone with his two children. His daughter Ida (16) is no longer speaking to him. The family is falling apart completely. And Dino? arrival changes everything.

During a few sultry summer weeks, Steffen and Ida find themselves competing in a way nobody could have predicted. A loaded triangular drama forms ? with fatal consequences.
“Svenskjävel” is a timeless coming-off-age film about love, betrayal and sacrifice, about those defining choices ? what kind of life to live, and with whom. And just below the surface lies a bigger story, one of the shifted power balance between two countries, with Norway ? the former baby brother ? suddenly calling the shots


Ronnie Sandahl


Sweden and Norway








Swedish and Norwegian, subtitled in French


Cinenic Film, Anagram Production, Hummelfilm
View the trailer

Ronnie Sandahl

Ronnie Sandahl works as a director, novelist and playwright. At 14 he was already writing for the local newspaper in his home town, and at 18 he was headhunted by Aftonbladet – the largest daily in Scandinavia. His big break came at the age of 22, with his debut novel ”Vi som aldrig sa hora” in 2007., making him one of Sweden’s most renowned young authors. The book was released in Norway 2011.

During the last few years, Ronnie Sandahl has mainly focused on directing. He has written and directed two short films: the relationship drama ”Lucky Bastard”, aired a number of times by SVT, and ”The Route 43 Miracle” – chosen for competition at 2012 Locarno Film Festival. Alongside directing, Ronnie has a weekly column in Aftonbladet and writes plays for Sweden’s two largest theatres. Ronnie is well known among his target group and has a lot of followers on social media. Ronnie Sandahl was also, as an up-and-coming director, selected to participate in the Nordic Film Lab 2013 in Gothenburg.