On Friday Nov 22 the Swedish minister of culture will open a Swedish Film Week in Berlin. According to Ase Kleveland, managing director of the Swedish Film Institute, the event marks the start of a three-year campaign in the German market by the Swedish Film Institute.
"Outside the Nordic region, Germany is the most important market for Swedish films. Germany is home to numerous commercial partners both in terms of production and distribution, and there are many historical links between Swedish and German cinema," said Kleveland.
Among the 15 films that will be screened during the week are Richard Hobert's Everyone Loves Alice (Alla alskar Alice), Kjell Sundvall's The Guy in the Grave Next Door (Grabben i graven bredvid) and Colin Nutley's Deadline (Sprangaren).
Hobert and Sundvall will both attend the Swedish Film Week in Berlin, as well as actress Lena Endre and producer Peter Possne of Sonet Film. All films will be screened at the Arsenal Cinema in the Filmhaus at Potsdamer Platz.
The intention is to make the Swedish Film Week in Berlin an annual event.