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Tre svenska filmer att se fram emot;
Nu när filmåret närmar sig sitt slut är det både kul att se tillbaka på vilka guldkorn vi har fått ta del av och vilka vi godbitar vi har att se fram emot. 2017 var ett stabilt år för svensk film, vi fick exempelvis ta del av framtida klassiker som Sameblod och The Square och fick en skrattfest med sköna Solsidan. Filmerna kvalade in på vår lista med årets bästa filmer 2017. Men hur ser det egentligen ut för 2018? Nedan listar vi tre svenska filmer att se fram emot. Vilken längtar du mest efter?

Tårtgeneralen
Radarparet Filip Hammar och Fredrik Wikingsson skrev manus till Karin af Klintbergs dokumentär Trevligt folk från 2015. Nu är de tillbaka med en ny biofilm, Tårtgeneralen, som de både har skrivit och regisserat. I centrum står den sanna historien om när Köping utsågs till Sveriges tråkigaste stad, något som köpingsbon Hasse Pettersson vägrade att gå med på. För att motbevisa domen ska han göra världens längsta smörgåstårta. Som Hasse ser vi Mikael Persbrandt och Helena Bergström spelar Dyr-Gunilla.

Lyrro Ut & Invandrarna
Komikergänget ”Lorry” är tillbaka. Denna gången med en film om människor på flytt. Vi får se svenskar som rör sig till varmare breddgrader och människor från andra länder som flyttar till Sverige.
Lorry-gänget blev stora med TV-serien med samma namn, som byggde på sketcher – inte alltid helt okontroversiella ska tilläggas. Så det ska bli spännande att se om de tänker provocera i dagens samhällsklimat med. De flesta av originalskådespelarna – Suzanne Reuter, Henrik Dorsin, Claes Månsson, Johan Ulvesson och Peter Dalle – kommer att medverka.

Ted – För kärlekens skull

Biopremiär: 5/1

Ted – För kärlekens skull har det pratats om länge. I januari kan vi ta del av filmen om Ted Gärdestads liv. I titelrollen ser vi Adam Pålsson och som Teds bror Kenneth, ser vi Peter Viitanen. Vi kan också förvänta oss en underbar Jonas Karlsson som musikproducenten Stikkan Andersson.

Få svenska artister har haft ett lika fascinerande liv som Ted Gärdestad, som utöver att vara med i en indisk sekt och var Björn Borgs tennisrival i unga dagar, också var en tidig misstänkt för mordet på Olof Palme. Detta kommer att bli en given publiksuccé.

Är du nyfiken på vilka fler filmer som kommer kan du läsa mer om våra filmtips för 2018.

Vilken av de svenska filmerna ser du mest fram emot?

Written by filmtopp.

GREY (Swedish translation – review)

Grey: Femtio nyanser av honom enligt Christian (Grey told by Christian in Swedish)

I received the Swedish translated title of GREY by the lovely people at Norstedts. I had already read the original version when it came out back in 2015, my inner goddess was in ache, waiting, just holding her breath for its release, and once it came out she couldn’t get herself to wait a little longer for the Swedish version, so I ordered the English one and dove right into it.

Reading it for the second time was like falling in love all over again, though I already knew the story by heart, it was still divine to escape into the thrilling world of Mr. Grey and Miss Steele.
It was like reading it for the first time due to it being in a different language. It was still passionate, beautiful, and just as addictive.

I’ve never been quite the fan of Swedish reads, 98% of all my books are in English, and yet I was curious to read this one and compare. I must say, I was rather surprised that it was just as well put together and crafted, often the depth and eloquence tend to lose its beauty when passing from one language to another, but here it was equally good and just as lovely, giving that warm fuzzy feeling that only Grey can deliver.

The Swedish copy gets a strong solid 7/10
If you’ve read the trilogy told by Anastasia, you simply must read it from his POV.
– thank you to Norstedts for the copy, cannot wait to read the next title you’ll be sending.

Måste Gitt (Review)

Director; Ivica Zubak
Comedy/Drama
1h 37 minutes
From 2017 – Out on Blueray.

Let us first begin this review with this, anyone who knows me very well is well aware that the last thing I’d probably ever watch, is a Swedish movie.
For years have I not been grasped by one, thrilled, or slightly moved, nor even entertained, to say the least.
I never found myself remotely fascinated by the production, vision, script, nothing ever caught my interest except for one, many years ago, Vingar Av Glas (Wings of glass) with Alexander Skarsgård.
It was the first time that I actually found myself enjoying a Swedish film, after that, it was simply American motion pictures that were my cup of tea.
My favorites include classics such as A ClockWork Orange by Stanley Kubrick (the man’s a genius), Goodfellas, Jane Eyre, Casablanca, A Guide To Recognizing Your Saints, and with time newer titles were created, and new ones made the list.

I never gave Swedish titles a chance, I stayed away from them… until now.
Thanks to Måste Gitt, I now have a new found admiration for not only Swedish films, but also Swedish production. I was surprised, and I’m not saying that in a negative way, I was pleased that besides enjoying the story and plot, I legitimately laughed, hard, several times throughout the movie.

Måste Gitt, vision wise was fantastic, the camera shots and flow from one scene to another was beautifully done, even better than Alpha Dog from 2006 by Nick Cassavetes, and ten times better than Fifty Shades of Grey and that says a lot due to 50 Shades having probably a much larger budget and being a Universal Studio production, yet they managed to slaughter the entire movie adaption.
Here, they worked brilliantly with what they had and made it so well, very Straight Outta Compton vibes meets 8 Mile (2002) with a touch of Menace II Society (1993) due to the drama and how life on the street goes down.
The script was intriguing and thrilling with a lot of depth, soul, and faith mixed with great humour, lightness, and wonderful acting by everyone involved. I’m not one to gush over Swedish titles, so this says a whole lot about this movie.

Metin, played by Can Demirtas is a suburb guy living in Stockholm. Though playing with fire due to his lifestyle on the street, he still aspires to be an actor and during his audition for theater school, he accidentally without knowing drops his journal in which one of the teachers/judges finds and sends it to a publisher.
Little do they know, that everything written in that diary is real life stories that he’s been part of and been through.
Can he publish it? A journal filled with crime, drama, and people from the underworld? It’s a struggle that will eat Metin from the inside out.

A gigantic bow to the entire cast and crew for this phenomenal film they delivered. 8.8/10

+ Can Demirtas is on a great path to become Sweden’s Ben Foster.
– Due to not giving away any spoilers, however, I didn’t enjoy the ending. I felt as they should’ve wrapped it up five minutes earlier before they actually did. They left it kind of open, maybe for a sequel, which I strongly hope they don’t.
The movie was so good but sequels barely, ever are.
Look at Taken, the first one was fantastic and the second and third was a mess. Step Up, the first one was great, and then it went downhill from there.

Anyways, strongly recommended, if you, like myself isn’t a fan of Swedish titles, this will change your entire outlook.



An epic thank you from the core of my being to the beautiful souls at Sony Home Entertainment Nordic, especially to Jesper Nordgren for the copy, looking forward to review the next title.
Xo, Beauty