Other films in programme include Boyhood, Force Majeure, plus world premiere of Jens Lien’s new TV series.
Way Out West, the music and film event in Gothenberg, Sweden that runs Aug 7-9, will host the world premiere of Alexandra Dahlstrom’s All We Have Is Now [pictured], about the band Vulkano. Dahlstrom is a Swedish actress who makes her feature directorial debut.
Other world premieres at Way Out West will be Liza Morberg’s coming of age story Alone Together, about a group of friends on their way to the music festival; Klas Sivertson’s 7 Stripes; and Mia Thermænius’ The Group And The Gentlemen!.
The festival will also offer a gala screening of Ruben Ostlund’s Cannes hit Force Majeure (aka Turist) [a Nordic premiere], plus the Nordic premiere of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood. Other titles include Goran Hugo Olsson’s Concerning Violence.
IIn addition to the musical offerings of Motörhead, Outkast, Robyn & Röyksopp, Queens of the Stone Age, Janelle Monae, Neneh Cherry, Future andThe National, the film programme includes a number of music-related films including Nick Cave documentary 20,000 Days on Earth, The National documentary Mistaken For Strangers, Jimi Hendrix story Jimi: All Is By My Side and Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela.
The festival will also take advantage of the boom in Scandinavian TV by screening new TV series Viva Hate, directed by Jens Lien.
“It’s very rewarding to see that Swedish executives and talent are once again coming out for Way Out West, making it one of the most important meeting places, both creatively and business-wise, for the industry”, says Svante Tidholm, Head of Programming for Way Out West
“We’ve previously hosted the Nordic premiere of Searching for Sugarman, which went on to take the festival and awards seasons with storm and win the Oscar, and the world premieres of two installments of the Easy Money trilogy, which are two of the most internationally successful Swedish films ever,” Tidholm said. “This year’s line-up is even more interesting, lead by the Swedish premiere of Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure, the Nordic premiere of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and the world premiere of Alexandra Dahlström’s All We Have Is Now.”
Films are screened at an outdoor cinema on the festival site as well as five cinemas in Gothenberg.
WAY OUT WEST 2014 FILM LINE-UP
Alone Together dir: Liza Morberg (Sweden) world premiere
Boyhood dir: Richard Linklater (US)
Jimi: All Is By My Side dir: John Ridley (UK/Ireland/US)
Revolt dir: Jens Lien (Norway)
Force Majeure (Turist) dir: Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
Wish I Was Here dir: Zach Braff (US)
20,000 Days on Earth dir: Iain Forsyth & Jane Pollard (UK)
7 stripes dir: Klas Sivertson (Sweden) world premiere
A Thousand Parts dir: Magnus Gertten and Stefan Berg (Sweden)
All We Have Is Now dir: Alexandra Dahlström (Sweden) world premiere
As Old As My Tongue dir: Andy Jones (Zanzibar/UK)
Bloody Beans dir: Narimane Mari (Algeria/France)
Beautiful Noise dir: Eric Green (US)
Concerning Violence dir: Göran Hugo Olsson (Sweden)
Finding Fela dir: Alex Gibney (US)
Homesick (Although I No Longer Know Where Home Is) dir: Alexandra Lind (Sweden/Finland)
Mistaken for Strangers dir: Tom Berninger (US)
Off The Beaten Track dir: Joäo Pedro Moreira (UK)
Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton dir: Jeff Broadway (US)
Pine Ridge dir: Anna Eborn (Denmark)
The Group And The Gentlemen! dir: Mia Thermænius (Sweden) world premiere
The Punk Singer dir: Sini Andersson (US)
Viva Hate dir: Jens Lien (Sweden) world premiere
Amanda Fucking Palmer on the Rocks dir: Ondi Timoner (US)
Obey the Artist dir: Ondi Timoner (US)
Russel Brands the Bird dir: Ondi Timoner (US)