A week-long programme of Swedish films has been organised by the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York to run between November 1 - 7.
The programme, called The New Faces of Swedish Cinema, includes seven feature films and a number of short films. The aim of the event, which was organised in collaboration with the Swedish Film Institute, is to pay attention to the new generation of Swedish filmmakers.
Among the films screening will be Josef Fares's box office hit Jalla! Jalla! and Susan Taslimi's debut film All Hell Let Loose (Hus i Helvete). Both films confront the ethnic and cultural changes that Sweden owes to the influx of immigrants from around the world - a theme that is an important strand of the new Swedish cinema.
Another example of this is Geir Hansteen Jorgensen's highly acclaimed TV mini-series The New Country (Det Nya Landet), which will also screen at the Lincoln Center. Co-scripted by Lukas Moodysson, it is an epic road movie about an Iranian and a Somali crossing Sweden.
Hansteen Jorgensen and Taslimi will both attend The New Faces event, together with directors like Mans Herngren and Hannes Holm (The Reunion/Klassfesten) and Baker Karim (Four Women/Fyra Kvinnor) whose films will also be screened.