Our selection of the best new Swedish Movies of 2012 – the ones you should not miss
For every country we would like to highlight two Swedish movies that we are most looking forward to in 2012. For a complete list of all the Swedish movies of 2012 you will have to scroll down. Here are our Swedish favorites.
Isdraken – The Ice Dragon
Directed by Martin Högdahl.
Cast: Philip Olsson, Lisbeth Johansson and Feline Andersson
Swedish Film Institute plot: The Ice Dragon is an adventure about Mik, aged 11, and his quest for a new home. Mik runs away on an ice dragon, owns a cat factory, befriends brothers Bengt and Bertil, falls in love for the first time and eventually finds his way home.
This Swedish fantasy / adventure movie is based on the popular book Isdraken by Mikael Endstrom. It might appear to be solely a children’s movie, but you will find that all ages will be able to enjoy it thorougly.
Here is the trailer (in swedish)
The second movie we would like to set apart from the rest is Avalon.
Directed by Alex Petersen.
Cast: Johannes Brost, Peter Carlberg and Léonore Ekstr
Swedish Film Institute plot:
Janne, a 60 year-old party organiser intending to run a nightclub during a major tennis tournament, is hanging out with his recently divorced older sister, Jackie. When an accident turns his life on its head, Janne, under pressure from those around him, embarks on a desperate search for a way out.
A Swedish film that has been received well at the Toronto Festival. As you will see, the trailer looks very promising.
Trailer of Avalon:
List of Swedish Movies for 2012
Title | Release date
- Submission: In Defence of the Unborn | 06-01-2012
- In the Interest of the nation | 13-01-2012
- Love During Wartime | 19-01-2012
- Certain people | 20-01-2012
- Once upon a time in phuket | 03-02-2012
- Sean Banan inuti Seanafrica | 15-02-2012
- Big Boys Gone Bananas! | 24-02-2012
- Avalon | 24-02-2012
- Shoo Bre | 24-02-2012
- The Ice Dragon | 24-02-2012
- Nobels testamente | 02-03-2012
- Dare Remember | 09-03-2012
- En Fiende att do for | 16-03-2012
- Kvareret Skatan reser till Laholm | 16-03-2012
- Cockpit | 03-08-2012
- Bitckram | 17-08-2012
- Easy Money 2 | 31-08-2012
- The Hypnotist | 05-09-2012
- Eat Sleep Die | 07-09-2012
- Flicker | 07-09-2012
- Blondie | 14-09-2012
- EGO | 05-10-2012
- Callgirl | 05-10-12
- Metal Brothers | 19-10-12
- Little Anna and the Tall Uncle | 26-10-2012
- Schweiz | 16-11-2012
- Bekas | 30-11-2012
- Bosse & Anita | 30-11-2012
- Truth and Consequence | 14-12-2012
- Love and Lemons | December (date not yet determined)
Source: Swedish Film Institute