23 Jul 2012

Melbourne International Film Festival

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In August it’s time for the annual Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF). The festival was established in 1952 and is the most significant screen event in Australia. MIFF showcases the best in current cinema from around the world as well as retrospectives, tributes and Talking Pictures discussion programs.

This year the festival is facing north and the Swedish Film Institute and The Melbourne International Film Festival will co-present a special programming strand of Swedish cinema. Facing North: Swedish Cinema in Focus presents an exciting array of new Swedish films and filmmakers, as well as recent unseen and under-seen works from our Nordic neighbours.

As part of Facing North: Swedish Cinema in Focus, we are presenting Criminal Record: Swedish Crime Cinema: From The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo to the recent re-imaginings of Wallander, Sweden has become the leading light and dark heart of modern crime stories. Criminal Record examines five Swedish crime classics – A Woman’s Face, While the City Sleeps, The Man on the Roof, Il Capitano and Easy Money – from different eras that have taken the crime scene to the screen.

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