Of all the billions of texts on ”Game of thrones” which is published on the internet in the last few weeks are my favorites, somewhat unexpectedly, those published in the Los Angeles Review of Books. The three writers Aaron Bady, Sarah Mesle, and Phillip Maciak writes in parallel, long, detailed, forward - and backward-looking essays on various aspects of the sections. When the series, now going towards its end, is perhaps what I will miss most – not the series itself, but all that was much smarter than the comic writers, which helped to make ”Game of thrones” to anything more than tits and dragons. (For the straight, but comparable to the pleasurable, to the contrary, read Rachel Handlers avsnittsrecaps on Vulture.)
Straight in on the drum beat: Klaus Dinger. Photo: SVT 2. Tv-documentary. ”The heart is a drum”
Directed by: Jacob Frössén. SVT Play
One might ask how much really is there to say about the world's straightest trumbeat, it is called ”motor skills” or ”infinite straight line”. But it is before you have seen Jacob Frösséns strange multi-dimensional film about the German drummer Klaus Dinger, of the groundbreaking music he made with the 70-talsbanden Neu! and La Dusseldorf, as well as what it has given fans of Iggy Pop, Bobby Gillespie, Stephen Morris and Gudrun Gut. A unique telephone interview from the 90s also reveals how Klaus Dingers never went out in love to a Swedish ex-girlfriend represents the red thread through the whole of his peculiar and självförbrännande artistskap.
the Brilliant family feud: Gustav Lindh and Trine Dyrholm in ”queen of Hearts”. Photo: Rolf Konow 3. Film. ”Queen of hearts”
Director: May el-Toukhy
She is a committed lawyer, mother of two, wife to a successful man and lives in an architect-designed dream home full of modern design, charming flea market finds and inherited treasures (it's the feeling you get in any case). But she is also completely boundless and blindly follow their desires when the husband's teenage son from a previous relationship moving... Danish, Dutch, praised ”queen of Hearts” is among the most challenging, provocative and interesting thing to see at the cinema right now. A film that takes bonusfamiljsproblematiken to completely new, the forbidden levels. And the star Trine Dyrholm is of course brilliant in the lead role. Read the DN's review here.
Insightfully on hate crime: Annika Hamruds ”Fundamentalists”. Photo: David Lagerlof 4. The book of mormon. Annika Hamrud, ”Fundamentalists”
Natur & Kultur
For a couple of years ago, stormed with a vengeance on Uganda's treatment of lgbt people, a bill advocating the death penalty. Something, however, it was reported less about where the links between the uppiskade the mood in the country, and american evangelical groups. In his harrowing documentary-style book ”Fundamentalists” bone Annika Hamrud out how the links look and follow them all the way to the Frikyrkosverige. It is in any way enlightening reading – but it is Hamruds empathetic encounters with traumatized hatbrottsoffer that Peace and Najjuma that mainly lingers in the memory afterwards. Read the DN's review here.
Roxy Farhat in the ”Housekeeping” Photo: Index Foundation
5. Exhibition. Roxy Farhat, ”Wuh-pshhh!”
the Index Foundation, Stockholm, sweden.
the Artist and the musikvideoregissören Roxy Farhat trained at both Konstfack in Stockholm and UCLA in Los Angeles. Now she is up to date with his first major solo exhibition, skillfully implemented in the Index office. Shown here are a dozen works in a matter of minutes, up to nearly ten minutes, grouped on podiums around the venue. Farhat has a clear feminist agenda, torpedoing patriarchal studying the worlds power structures, and operates fresh with pop-culture cliches with the help of advertising images from the web. Smart, catchy and often very funnily. In particular, the satirical masterpiece ”Minimal competence”. Read the DN's review here.
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