One of the biggest film festivals in Spain, Valladolid International Film Festival, is concentrating on Swedish film this year with a line-up of 34 Swedish films, over 25 Swedish guests, one world premiere, books, seminars and a co-production forum. The festival takes place now, between October 22 – 29, and is a collaboration with Svenska Filminstitutet (the Swedish Film Institute).

“Spain has been a relatively strong market for Swedish film for quite some time,” says Pia Lundberg, director of Svenska Filminstitutet’s foreign division. Under the title “THE LATEST: 21st Century Swedish Film”, the festival is a collection of films that will point to both width and depth. The festival wants to throw light on new Swedish films, and among the 19 feature films many are made during the past two years. Apart from the films in the all-Swedish selection, there are five Swedish films in the competition selections.

In the official selection two short films with connection to Spain are competing: Johannes Nyholm’s “Las Palmas” and Monne Lindström’s “Anyone for Tennis?”
Görel Crona’s “Tysta leken” premieres in the section Meeting Point. Other films included are: “Till det som är vackert” by Lisa Langseth, “Sound of Noise” by Ola Simonsson and Johannes Stjärne Nilsson, “Jag är min egen Dolly Parton” by Jessica Nettelbladt and “Isolerad” by Johan Lundborg. The book “Novisimos: El cine sueco del siglo 21” is published in conjunction with the festival.

For more info, see http://www.seminci.es/indexweb.php\[Valladolid International Film Festival], http://tystaleken.nu/\[Tysta Leken]