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Svenska filminstitutet

Works: 418 works in 678 publications in 5 languages and 8,881 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Personal narratives‡vDanish  Film adaptations  Pictorial works  Television programs  Interviews 
Roles: Other, Publisher, Producer, Editor, Distributor, Correspondent, Contributor, prn, Recipient, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Svenska filminstitutet
Most widely held works by Svenska filminstitutet
Viskningar och rop Cries and whispers( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in Swedish and English and held by 1,041 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman, dying in her family house, is watched over by her two sisters. In fantasy sequences, they confront and relive their past
Au hasard Balthazar Balthazar( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Follows the donkey Balthazar as he is passed from owner to owner, some kind and some cruel but all with motivations beyond his understanding. Balthazar, whose life parallels that of his first keeper, Marie, is truly a beast of burden, suffering the sins of man. But despite his powerlessness, he accepts his fate nobly." -- Container
Burma VJ reporting from a closed country( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anders Østergaard's ... documentary ... is a rare and exceptional look into the 2007 uprising in Burma (Myanmar) where 100,000 people, including thousands of Buddhist monks, peacefully took to the streets to protest the country's repressive regime that has held them hostage for over forty years. During the uprising, the military turned their guns on the peaceful protestors, and blood spilled in the streets. Foreign news reporters were banned and the internet shut down. But Democratic Voice of Burma, a collective of thirty anonymous and underground citizen video journalists (VJs), heroically bore witness to the historic events and secretly videotaped what they saw. Through a dedicated network of supporters, they smuggled the footage out of the country, where it was broadcast via satellite to a world horrified by the violence against a people fighting for democracy. Risking torture and life imprisonment, the VJs vividly documented the brutal clashes with the military and undercover police -- even after they became targets of the authorities. Burma VJ represents their inspiring stories of courage and hope and the undying spirit of a people fighting for freedom."--Container
Trishna( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 423 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trishna lives with her family in a village in Rajasthan and works in a resort to help pay the family bills. Jay is the wealthy son of a property developer. When Jay takes up managing resorts, he meets Trishna and wins her affection. They move to Mumbai, but problems arise when his deep family bond threatens their bliss
Offret Sacrificatio = The sacrifice( Visual )

10 editions published between 1986 and 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A dark and complex drama about redemption and the nuclear holocaust. When a middle aged intellectual in retirement on an island in the Baltic Sea witnesses signs of what he believes to be a nuclear holocaust, he offers to make the ultimate sacrifice in return for the salvation of mankind."--External container
Armadillo by Janus Metz( Visual )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in Danish and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first documentary ever chosen to compete in the International Critics Week at Cannes, where it won the grand prize, Janus Metz's Armadillo follows a platoon of Danish soldiers on a six-month tour of Afghanistan in 2009. An intimate, visually stunning account of both the horror and growing cynicism of modern warfare, the film premiered at the top of the box office in Denmark, provoking a national debate over government policy and the rules of engagement
Fanny och Alexander by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in Swedish and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the eyes of Alexander and his sister Fanny, we see the exuberant and colorful Ekdahl household in a Swedish town early in the twentieth century. Their parents, Oscar and Emilie, are the director and the leading lady of the local theatre company. Oscar's mother and brother are its chief patrons. After Oscar's early death, his widow marries the bishop and moves with her children to his austere and forbidding chancery. The children are immediately miserable, but befriend a local Jewish merchant whose odd household becomes the children's refuge
The new directors by Stig Björkman( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fanny och Alexander Fanny and Alexander by Ingmar Bergman( Visual )

15 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in Swedish and English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part comedy and part ghost story. Set in a rural Swedish town in 1907, tells the story of one year in the lives of the colorful Ekdahl family. It's a turn-of-the-century Christmas in a Swedish village, and ten-year-old Alexander and his eight-year-old sister Fanny are enjoying the holiday. Little do they know that this is to be their last lavish holiday. Their father dies and their mother marries a villainous bishop who whisks them off to his austere castle. Lonely and isolated, the children are miserable, longing for the life they left behind. An old family friend wields some special magic to spirit the children on an adventurous journey home
Tillsammans Together( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tillsammans, ('Together' in English), is a commune in the heart of Stockholm, still going strong in 1975, long after most members of youth culture have abandoned their notions of free love, harmoniously integrated extended families, and naive political idealism in favor of jobs, discos, and TV sitcoms. The commune's 'leader' is sweet, conflict-avoiding Goran. The arrival of his conventional, middle-class sister Elisabeth, (towing 10-year-old Stefan and shy, awkward 13-year-old Eva) disrupts the fragile ecosystem of the commune. The commune also has to deal with Elizabeth's abusive alcoholic husband Rolf, who is a jerk, but somewhat redeemed by his discovery that being separated from his family is painful. Meanwhile, Stefan and Eva's bourgeois attitudes infect the other children with the longing for the evils of television, meat, and new clothes. 'Together' may have set ideals for themselves too lofty for any human to achieve, yet great value lies in their attempt to enact a principle of ancient vintage: the one that says an unexamined life is not worth living
The architecture of doom by Peter Cohen( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captures the inner workings of the Third Reich and illuminates the Nazi aesthetic in art, architecture and popular culture and its role in Nazi atrocities
Offret Sacrifice( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Swedish and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offret: Alexander's birthday party is interrupted by news that World War III has begun and mankind is hours away from annihilation. To avoid war, Alexander promises to God that he'll sacrifice all he has, even his son
Hævnen In a better world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in Danish and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lives of two Danish families will become entwined when their sons develop an extraordinary but risky friendship. Unfortunately, loneliness, frailty, and sorrow lie in wait
Svält( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Danish and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1890, presents the realm of the starving writer living in a landscape of obsession. Pontus is a genius and madman, who will waste away before jeopardizing his talent, integrity, and soul
European short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The second collection of European short films from Cinema16. This specially compiled two-disc edition of classic, cult and award winning shorts from European filmmakers marks the launch of Cinema16 in the US. It features previously unseen short films and early works by some of today's most notable European filmmakers, as well as award-winning films from its rising stars. The release features some of the best shorts from Cinema16's previous releases as well as some new additions
Patrik age 1.5( Visual )

2 editions published in 2010 in Swedish and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly approved for adoption, Goran and Sven excitedly prepare for their baby's arrival. But after a mix-up, they instead find themselves the parents of a 15-year-old homophobe, who may have a criminal past
Swedish film classics : a pictorial survey of 25 films from 1913 to 1957 by Aleksander Kwiatkowski( Book )

4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leningrad Cowboys go America by Aki Kaurismäki( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2011 in English and Russian and held by 160 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A struggling Siberian rock band leaves the lonely tundra to tour the United States because, as they're told, 'they'll buy anything' there.This farce follows the musicians as they bravely make their way across the New World
Homo sapiens 1900( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the history of eugenics, racial hygiene and the ideas of the "new man," as developed in the early 20th century in Germany and the Soviet Union. In Germany, race hygiene focused on the body, on corporal beauty and the ideal form, while in the Soviet Union, eugenic interest focused on the brain and intellect
The Sacrifice by Andreĭ Arsenʹevich Tarkovskiĭ( Visual )

11 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When a middle aged intellectual in retirement on an island in the Baltic Seas witnesses signs of what he believes to be a nuclear holocaust, he offers to make the ultimate sacrifice in return for the salvation of mankind"--Container
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Alternative Names
Film Institute

Film Institute Stockholm


Filminstitutet Stockholm

Institut du Film Suédois (Stockholm)

Institut suédois de la cinématographie

Institut Suédois de la Cinématographie (Stockholm)

Institut Suédois du Film

Instituto Svedese di Cinematografia.

Schwedische Filminstitut.

Schwedisches Filminstitut


Stiftelsen Svenska filinstitutet

Stiftelsen Svenska filminstitutet

Stiftelsen Svenska Filminstitutet (Stockholm)

Švedskij kinoinstitut

Svenska Filminstitutet

Swedish film institute

Swedish Film Institute Stockholm

Szwedzki Instytut Filmowy.

The Swedish Film Institute.

Swedish (49)

English (26)

Danish (7)

French (2)

Russian (1)

Fanny och AlexanderFanny och Alexander Fanny and AlexanderPatrik age 1.5Swedish film classics : a pictorial survey of 25 films from 1913 to 1957