Göran Hugo Olsson's feature documentary Concerning Violence has been officially selected to screen at 2014's Sundance Film Festival.
The film will have its international premiere at the festival taking place from January 16th-26th, in the World Cinema Documentary Competition.
Concerning Violence is based on newly discovered, powerful archival material documenting the most daring moments in the struggle for liberation in the Third World, accompanied by classic text from The Wretched of the Earth by Frantz Fanon.
Hip hop artist Ms. Lauryn Hill will narrate the upcoming documentary "Concerning Violence", a new film by Göran Hugo Olsson.
Ms. Hill began working on the voice recording in October, shortly after her release from the US prison where she had serving a three-month sentence.
"Concerning Violence" is based on recently discovered archive material from the Swedish Television archives which depicts the boldest moments in the struggle for liberation from colonial rule in Africa. This powerful footage is combined with text from Frantz Fanon’s landmark book The Wretched of the Earth.
After You (Efter dig) by Marius Dybwad Brandrud wins the Nordic:Dox competition for Best Nordic film at CPH:Dox Film Festival
Jury statement: "After You is a documentary about the death of a family member, shot with a combination of simplicity and sophistication reminiscent of an Ozu film. The film-maker's carefully composed images provide us with a sense of the mundane details that surround personal loss; but they also leave space for us to relate the film to our own experiences. We give this award in recognition of a film that provides a model for how to represent traumatic subjects, while still remaining thoughtful, unintrusive, and humble."
At the closing gala of the Stockholm Film Festival, Fia-Stina Sandlund received the feature length grant of 5.5 million SEK to make the Story production She's Wild Again Tonight
The motivation of the Jury: "A post-modern, metafictional, slightly absurd re-make of Strindberg's Miss Julie (Fröken Julie). The film takes place in a contemporary New York apartment in which the actors play heightened versions of themselves. Alexandra Dahlström (as Miss Julie) and Jens Lekman (as Jean) meet to reenact the play to Lekmans' music."
Efter dig (After You) has its theatrical premiere tomorrow at Zita, Stockholm
It will be shown in Folkets Bio's cinemas all over Sweden. More about the film, trailer + tickets can be found at Folkets Bios webpage.
It can also be seen at Östra Kapellet, Alla Helgons dag on November 2nd 16.30. More information here.