A host of international premieres, along with at least two titles destined to go on to Berlin, will get an airing this month at Scandinavia's largest film event, the Gothenburg International Film Festival.
Titles in the Nordic competition section include Muraren, a portrait of Swedish actor Thommy Berggren by veteran director Stefan Jarl. Also from Sweden are two first films: Joel Bergvall's drama The Invisible and Lenka Hellstedt's love story Me And Morrisson.
Norwegian entry Dragonflies, directed by Marius Holst and starring Maria Bonnevie and Kim Bodnia, will screen in Berlin's Panorama section. The psychological thriller will be joined at the German event by Even Benestad's documentary debut All About My Father, a portrait of the director's transvestite father.
Other highlights include Jesper W Nielsen's Okay, a Danish comedy about a middle-aged woman starring Festen lead Paprika Steen. Iceland's Mikael Torfason will present Made In Iceland, about a group of disillusioned youngsters in Reykjavik.
Gothenburg, which runs January 24 to February 5, will open with Susan Taslimi's family comedy House In Hell, a satire about contemporary Sweden. Sweden's annual awards gala, The Golden Bugs, will take place during the festival to celebrate the festival's 25th anniversary.