On the 17:th of November the doors open to the 21:st Stockholm International Film Festival. 180 films from 50 countries will be shown in different cinemas around Stockholm during 12 packed days. This year 13 of the films are British – here are the ones I am really looking forward to see:
“If ‘The Office’ and ‘Extras’ were 70 per cent comedy and 30 per cent romance and pathos, then it is the other way around this time”. That is how Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant, creators of said series, describe their new drama comedy “Cemetery Junction”. The film is said to be like a nostalgic love letter to the England of their youth with lots of winks to the British seventies. And with Gervais behind the wheels, I am looking forward to a few laughs!
This Is England ‘86
Shane Meadows, director of “Somers Town”, “This is England” and “Le Donk & Scor-Zay-Zee” is back with a follow up mini-series of his highly acclaimed “This is England” from 2006. The four hour series (hopefully there will be a couple of breaks!) continues where it left Lol, Woody, Milky, Combo and the others after “This Is England”. It is about how they enter adulthood in a badly-shaped Sheffield, where a job is as hard to get as a date with the Queen.
The Brits have never exactly been known for their comical discretion and this certainly seems like an example of that. Can you find something more sensitive to joke about than terror? Not sure and that is why I am so keen to see Chris Morris’ “Four Lions”! Apparently it is about five men’s planning of a terror attack – and of how it all goes terribly wrong.
I am also keen to see many of the other British films, such as “Neds”, “All Good Children” and “Route Irish”. Read more about the films and the festival here.
To celebrate this British film storm coming to Stockholm we give you a chance to win year passes to the festival! So if you live near Stockholm and would like to snuggle up in a cosy cinema chair this November, click here to compete!