the Artist, author, photographer, filmmaker, set designer, designer and musician Carl Johan De Geer has become very popular. The Tv series ”the Cake” is a classic, colourful fabric patterns are printed on the new, silkscreen ”Insult the flag” is going for record prices, and the producer of the documentary ”Grandmother, Hitler and I” celebrated. Now the drills he in his noble lineage, after the realization that the ancestor Louis De Geer was in slaves. The mental and artistic processing of this dark family history has now become both a book and an exhibition in Norrköping. In my opinion, the heaviest and most important of Carl Johan De Geer made.
Birgitta Rubin”Burn all my letters” Photo: Bookmark
the Feeling that lingers after reading out the ”Burn all my letters”, about the love story between Alex Schulmans granny Karin Stolpe and Olof Lagercrantz, is not directly – which I believe is the purpose – hope. Rather, it is a feeling of crippling sadness. Perhaps to the novel's frame story about the wrath that is inherited is not particularly convincing, but in return is the very foundation on extremely strong – the story of the young couple who, during the summer of 1932 dare to love despite the fact that the despot, giganten, her husband Sven Stolpe ever consider them. Although the end is known even before the man opened up the book I find myself with that hope. Then you have a skilled storyteller to do.
Greta ThurfjellFoxwarren Photo: Chris Graham
Andy Shauf is a singer/songwriter from the canadian expanses whose career took such a speed that most of the other got to stand back. But the band Foxwarren, he had already before, named after the small präriehåla that two of the members come from, and when the ten years after their first recordings now have managed to get clear of their modest debut album, it sounds like the most delightful kind of timelessness. Where in the 60's, The Band, and The Beatles filtered through millennieskiftets Grandaddy and the Flaming Lips to something that probably is more contemporary than it first seems. So deliciously turned and wistful, as the handmade small-scale as stylish hipstersofistikerat.
Nils Hansson”Suspiria” Photo: Scanbox
It was set up for sacrilege, when Luca Guadagnino would do a nyinpelning on his countryman Dario argento's skräckklassiker from 1977 – but it needs to not be completely wrong when it comes to a film about the subversive witches who want to insult the creation. ”Call me by your name”-the director has created an even a sensuous experience, that is too much of it most of the time, but in a good way. In addition, Thom Yorke has made the soundtrack, which is a kind of dark eco to Sufjan Stevens sense of gitarrpop in ”Call me by your name”. Just as Argento makes Guadagnino me curious on every frame, with the help of cinematographer Sayombhu Mukdeeprom.
Jacob Lundström”The little drummer girl” Photo: IBL
Get the other John Le Carré novels dissolves the boundaries between acting, espionage, and seduction as much as ”The little drummer girl”. South Korean ”Oldboy”director Park Chan-wook has transformed the model from the early 80's to a lavishly stylish, tightly stylized and suspenseful thriller. Alexander Skarsgård is brilliant as the mysterious Mossad-hunk who manipulates a british actor (Florence Pugh) to infiltrate a palestinian terrorist network. The entire plan is orchestrated by Martin Kurtz (Michael Shannon) – the israeli intelligence service's answer to George Smiley. Premiere on Luciadagen.
Read more: interview with Alexander Skarsgård