SCANDINAVIAN FILM FESTIVAL 2021 – Feature 5 Swedish Films

 

Highlights of the Scandinavian Film Festival 

 

The Scandinavian Film Festival returns exclusively to Palace Cinemas this July with a specially curated programme of films and events, showcasing the best in new Nordic cinema.

The Festival will open with WILDLAND (Kød & Blod). Set in Denmark’s underbelly, Jeanette Nordahl’s striking Scandi-noir follows an impressionable teenage girl who is placed in the care of her estranged aunt, (an incredible Sidse Babett Knudsen), the head of a family crime syndicate.

From Finland comes the GAMES PEOPLE PLAY (Seurapeli). A group of old friends gather at an idyllic Finnish seaside villa to celebrate a surprise birthday, where old feelings and power struggles rise to the surface, starring Laura Birn and Christian Hillborg.

At the Centrepiece of the Festival is THE COUNTY (Héraðið), Grímur Hákonarson’s eagerly anticipated follow-up to the global hit Rams. THE COUNTY is a rousing, David-and-Goliath comedy about a dairy farmer’s wife (Arndís Hrönn Egilsdóttir) who takes on the corrupt local co-op in her remote Icelandic valley.

Rising Norwegian star Josefine Frida Pettersen (Skam) shines in Jorunn Myklebust Syversen’s provocative new drama DISCO about a young evangelical dance champion whose faith is tested, prompting her to search for radical solutions.

 

This year’s Special Presentation is the Swedish film TIGERS (Tigrar)

 

TigersAUSTRALIAN PREMIERE
SPECIAL PRESENTATION

Crowned Best Nordic Film at the Göteborg Film Festival 2021, Tigers is the enthralling true story of Martin Bengtsson, a former Inter Milan player, who lifted the lid on a world where everyone has a price tag. Festival Director Elysia Zeccola said: “We emerge from hibernation with a stunning selection of the best Nordic cinema, including award-winning films direct from the 2021 Göteborg Film Festival featuring the brightest stars from the region.”

 

Other featured Swedish films 

CLOSING NIGHT

Celebrating its 50th anniversary and featuring Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann, The Emigrants follows a struggling farming family in mid-19th Century Sweden who decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.

 

 

A Piece of My HeartAUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Based on music by legendary Swedish artist Tomas Ledin (ABBA), this musical comedy follows successful businesswoman Isabella’s (Malin Akerman) return to her hometown, where she learns that her teenage love (Christian Hillborg) is getting married.

 

 

Call Mum!AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Niki has just turned 35 and is suddenly forced to come to grips with all her relationships and past choices in life in this charming comedy about mother-daughter relationships.

 

 

Psychosis in StockholmAUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

The deeply moving 2020 Göteborg Film Festival’s Opening film is a surreal drama about a mother and daughter who embark on a trip to Stockholm, yet their plan is derailed when the mother begins acting strangely.

 

 

The SACC will organise pre-movie networking drinks in each Chapter city (highlighted below) if covid restrictions allow:

Sydney: 6 – 28 July, Palace Norton, Palace Central and Chauvel Cinemas
Canberra: 7 – 28 July, Palace Electric
Melbourne: 8 – 28 July, Palace Balwyn, Palace Brighton Bay, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Westgarth, The Kino and Pentridge Cinema
Adelaide: 13 July – 4 August, Palace Nova Eastend Cinemas
Perth: 14 July – 4 August, Luna Leederville, Luna on SX & Palace Raine Square
Brisbane: 15 July – 4 August, Palace James St, Palace Barracks
Byron Bay: 16 July – 1 August, Palace Byron Bay

Stay tuned as we roll out event details for each city once dates become available.

For more information, visit scandinavianfilmfestival.com and follow us on Insta/Facebook @ScandiFilmFest.

Hilma af Klint – The Secret Paintings – Visionary Swedish artist works showing at Art Gallery of NSW

Hilma af Klint – The Secret Paintings – Visionary Swedish artist works showing at Art Gallery of NSW

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings at the Art Gallery NSW 12 June-19 September 2021

 

 

 

 

Left to right: Hilma af Klint The Ten Largest, Group IV, No. 5, Adulthood 1907 HAK106; Group IX/UW, The Dove No. 2 1915 HAK174. By courtesy of the Hilma af Klint Foundation. Photos: The Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

On the 12 June the doors opened to the ‘Hilma af Klint – The Secret Paintings’ at Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney. This is the first time the incredible works of Hilma af Klint are shown in Australia with the exhibition open until 19 September 2021. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to discover the extraordinary artistic achievements of this trailblazing artist who stood for too long outside the accepted story of European modernism.

Graduating with honours in 1887 from Stockholm’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Hilma af Klint was recognised as a talented naturalistic painter but in 1906 chose to pursue a radically different path as an artist – one that was deeply engaged with spiritualism, with new developments in science and with the natural world. When af Klint began creating her ambitious new works in 1906, no one had seen paintings like hers before – so monumental in scale, with such radiant colour combinations, enigmatic symbols and other-worldly shapes. Influenced by the spiritualist practices of her time, af Klint believed that her paintings contained messages for humanity communicated to her through the visions she received from spirits.

Hilma af Klint was the visionary Swedish artist whose paintings were stored away and scarcely known for decades. The re-discovery of her ‘secret paintings’ has taken the international art world by storm – to find out more and how to book your tickets please visit Art Gallery of NSW website Hilma af Klint | Art Gallery of NSW

Thursday 29 July, Embassy of Sweden together with University of NSW will host the screening in Paddington, Sydney, of the documentary ‘Beyond the Visible – Hilma af Klint’. More information about the screening will follow.

 

Hilma af Klint: The Secret Paintings is supported by the NSW Government through its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW and presented with the cooperation of The Hilma af Klint Foundation, Stockholm in association with Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne.

Visit the AGNSW links below for more information;

Hilma af Klint Events

> Art Gallery NSW

> Media release

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NEW PREMIUM MEMBER – SANDVIK AUSTRALIA

Sandvik is a high-tech and global engineering Group with about 37,000 employees with a strong commitment to enhancing customer productivity, profitability and sustainability.

 

Sandvik operations are based on unique expertise in materials technology, extensive knowledge about industrial processes and close customer cooperation. This combination, coupled with continuous investments in research and development (R&D), has enabled Sandvik to achieve world-leading positions in the following areas:
  • Tools and tooling systems for industrial metal cutting
  • Equipment and tools, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries
  • Advanced stainless steels and special alloys as well as products for industrial heating

Business areas

The Sandvik Group conducts operations in four business areas with responsibility for research and development (R&D), production and sales of their respective products and services.

 

Sandvik Manufacturing and Machining Solutions

A global market-leading manufacturer of tools and tooling systems for advanced industrial metal cutting. Products are manufactured in cemented carbide and other hard materials such as diamond, cubic boron nitride and special ceramics. The business area also comprises the areas of additive manufacturing and digital manufacturing.
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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

A globally leading supplier in equipment and tools, parts, service and technical solutions for the mining and construction industries. Application areas include rock drilling, rock cutting, loading and hauling, tunnelling and quarrying.
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Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions

A leading supplier of equipment, tools, parts, service and solutions for processing rock and minerals in the mining and construction industries. Applications include crushing, screening, breaking and demolition.
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Sandvik Materials Technology

A world-leading manufacturer of advanced stainless steels and special alloys for the most demanding industries. The offering covers a large variety of product forms, such as tube, pipe, bar and strip steel as well as products for industrial heating.
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Sustainable Business

Sandvik is committed to using engineering and innovation to make the shift towards a more sustainable business. Integrating sustainability into our business model and ways of working creates value for all stakeholders: customers, employees, shareholders as well as society.

We take a holistic approach, including the entire value chain into our sustainability agenda. Our main contribution to sustainability is through our products and we work together with our customers and suppliers for more productive, safer and more sustainable solutions.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZBci6jD4L8

Sustainability goals

Our 2030 Sustainability Goals in the areas of Climate, Circularity, People and Fair Play form the basis for our sustainability agenda. It includes the areas we consider most material and where we can make a difference.

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – BOLON – THE ANDREWS GROUP

The Andrews Group manages the development of globally renowned architectural and interior design brands. A family owned business, spanning over 40 years, The Andrews Group is proud to partner with BOLON, a Swedish design brand delivering sustainable and innovative flooring solutions.

Over 70 years ago in Stockholm, Sweden an idea came to life. Textile waste became rugs and BOLON was born. Today, Marie and Annica Eklund, the third generation of the family to manage the business, have transformed the company into a design-led innovator that fuses flooring with the boundless creativity of the fashion and design worlds.

“We believe in design for the long run. Where durability and aesthetics are equally important. Where cleanability and maintenance come naturally. Where honest sustainability stands above it all. Great design is design that lasts. It is an art of performance.” – Marie & Annica Eklund

With a broad colour palette of colours, shapes and expressions, designing with BOLON flooring is limited only by the imagination. Favoured by world renowned brands and boasting collaborations with industry leading designers, including Jean Nouvel and Missoni, Bolon sets the foundation for great interior experiences across a range sectors, including Commercial, Hospitality & Hotels, Museums, Healthcare, Education, Retail and Residential.

Since its inception, sustainable innovation has been a focus for BOLON. From combining development and manufacturing in Ulricehamn, which gives control and the opportunity to optimise resources to benefit the environment, to focusing on sustainability throughout the chain, it’s a journey of innovation that starts long before flooring is produced and long after it has fulfilled its intended purpose. Proof of their commitment to the planet, BOLON products and processes have been awarded stringent environmental certifications.

With a global network of distribution partners, BOLON features in projects across the globe, including Australia. Clients include Armani, Sheraton Hotels, Volvo, Netflix, Google, Chanel and Unicef, to name a few.

The Andrews Group has exclusively managed the BOLON brand in Australia over the past 15 years.  They are proud to work with renowned and awarded Architects and Designers to contribute to beautiful and functional spaces through the delivery of BOLON flooring.

To support the growth of BOLON in Australia, The Andrews Group opened a BOLON Showroom in Paddington, Sydney in 2020. The flexible space showcases BOLON’s full range of collections and is a hub of design where tactile flooring and artistic installations serve as a backdrop for a rotating program of workshops and events. The business continues to develop and grow year on year, with the introduction of new collections and greater brand awareness and loyalty in the Australian market. The increased focus on sustainability and more recently, health & hygiene, have contributed to the growth of Bolon in Australia given its high-performance benefits, sustainability credentials and suitability across a range of sectors and spaces.

bolon.com.au   |   theandrewsgroup.com.au

Gemini Rising: The Cinema of Mai Zetterling, 1 – 20 July 2021, Melbourne

As part of our film program in July 2021 we aim to celebrate one of the most unappreciated talents to emerge from a thriving, mid-century Swedish film industry, and her empowering transition from acting to directing. Mai Zetterling directed very progressive films for her time and often depicted taboos that are still relevant today, such as female objectification, reproductive rights, and sexual misconduct.

After a working-class upbringing, including growing up for a few years in Australia, Mai Zetterling carved out an unexpected acting career as a movie star and as a stage performer. By transitioning from acting to directing, Mai Zetterling reclaimed power. Of being an actress, she said, “showing my legs and my cleavage, I had been no threat at all: men could fantasise about me”. When she became a director, that changed. Mai Zetterling is a feminist champion. Her feminist films in the 1960s were ahead of sweeping change as the second wave of feminism gathered momentum. Our program shines a spotlight on a strong female voice from the 1960s and asks at a relevant time in contemporary society why Mai Zetterling is not more widely recognised. When many people think of Swedish cinema, Ingmar Bergman will come to mind, but at the height of his career, another director was directing a fresh crop of films, sometimes banned, frequently ignored, often undervalued, that heralded a new wave of feminism.

 

Film titles will include (subject to change):

  • The War Game, dir. Mai Zetterling, UK
  • Loving Couples (aka Älskande par), dir. Mai Zetterling, Sweden
  • Night Games (aka Nattlek), dir. Mai Zetterling, Sweden
  • Dr Glas, dir Mai Zetterling, Sweden & Denmark
  • The Girls (aka Flickorna), dir. Mai Zetterling, Sweden
  • Scrubbers, dir, Mai Zetterling, UK
  • Amorosa, dir. Mai Zetterling, Sweden

Program title: Gemini Rising: The Cinema of Mai Zetterling

Dates: 1 – 20 July 2021

Location:  ACMI Cinemas, Fed Square, Melbourne Background

acmi.net.au

The films are unclassified (18+). Viewer discretion is advised.

NEW CORPORATE MEMBER – SCANIA AUSTRALIA

  

 

Scania is a world-leading provider of transport solutions, including trucks and buses for heavy transport applications, combined with an extensive product-related service offering. Scania offers vehicle financing, insurance, and rental services to enable its customers to focus on their core business. Scania is also a leading provider of industrial and marine engines. 

Scania operates its own research and development, manufacturing and sales operations, based in Södertälje, and has a strong corporate focus on driving the shift towards a sustainable transport system, creating a world of mobility that is better for business, society and the environment. Scania aims to deliver tangible results reducing its carbon footprint while ensuring it meets the demands of a growing population – profitably and sustainably. Scania recognises that currently there are significant shifts in society, which will undoubtably impact on the transport industry. Electrification and autonomous technology will disrupt this industry, while exciting new business opportunities are emerging. Scania is choosing to reshape its business model in close cooperation with current and new customers to explore these opportunities and use them to drive growth. One key priority going forward is to move away from developing products and services to developing solutions.

In May 2020, Scania became the world’s first heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer to have climate targets formally approved by the Science Based Targets initiative. The targets include halving carbon emissions from its own operations from 2015 to 2025 as well as reaching a 20 percent reduction of CO2 emissions from its trucks and buses when in use, which constitutes more than 90 percent of Scania’s environmental impact. Research and development activities are mainly concentrated in Sweden. Production takes place in Europe and Latin America with facilities for global interchange of both components and complete vehicles. In addition, Scania has regional product centres in Africa, Asia and Eurasia. Scania is part of TRATON GROUP. Under this umbrella the brands Scania, MAN and Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus work closely together with the aim to turn TRATON GROUP and its brands into a Global Champion. With 50,000 employees in about 100 countries, Scania’s sales and service network is strategically placed at the disposal of its customers. In 2020, Scania delivered 66,900 trucks, 5,200 buses as well as 11,000 industrial and marine power systems to customers. Net sales totalled in excess of SEK 125 billion, of which over 20 percent were services-related.

Scania is celebrating 130 years of innovation in 2021. From its founding as a privately owned wagon-building company back in 1891 to today’s connected vehicles, Scania has enjoyed an unbroken journey of success. The privately owned wagon-building company Vabis was established in Södertälje and produced open wagons and transport wagons. Twenty years later, Scania-Vabis was created through the amalgamation of Vabis with the Malmö-based, privately owned machine-manufacturing company Scania. In 1923 the company developed a four-cylinder, overhead-valve engine that proved to be powerful and reliable when used in trucks and buses. The first diesel engine was developed in 1936. In 1961, Scania-Vabis built on its success in Brazil by opening its first ever production facility outside Sweden in São Bernardo do Campo, near São Paulo. In 1969, Scania celebrated the birth of its now legendary V8 engine, the successors of which remain the flagship powerhouses of the business today.

From the initial 350 hp V8 engine, Scania has continuously developed the concept into the fuel-efficient 16.4-litre 770 hp flagship that is soon to be launched in Australia, the most powerful onroad engine available anywhere. By 1980 Scania took another significantly innovative step by introducing its first modular commercial vehicle range, a concept that underpins its truck range today. In 2000, Scania built its one millionth vehicle and in 2009 its collaboration with Chinese bus builder Higer culminated in the launch of the mass produced Scania A-series range. Underlining Scania’s long-term commitment to reducing its environmental impact, Scania launched its first Euro 6 compliant engines in 2011, two years ahead of the mandate. The New Truck Generation was launched in 2016 which offers the highest level of driver safety anywhere in the world, incorporating the first use of side curtain roll over airbags. By the end of 2020, almost half a million Scania trucks and buses around the world were connected through onboard data links to allow the factory (and customers) to monitor vehicle and driver performance with the aim of reducing fuel consumption and promoting greater driver awareness and safe driving techniques.

Scania has been active in the Australian heavy vehicle market for 50 years, beginning with the supply of bonneted trucks, used in the logging industry and wherever heavy duty trucks were required. Buses joined the company’s product range in 1985, and Scania has enjoyed a leading role in the provision of safe and efficient city buses across Australia ever since. For a while, Scania assembled trucks and buses in Australia, but all truck product is now fully imported along with some buses. Scania imports city and coach chassis to Australia to be bodied by local coachbuilders.

During the past decade, Scania has enhanced its product offering for Australian truck and bus operators and now commands around 10 percent of the Australian heavy duty truck market (above 16-tonnes) and around 30 percent of the bus market. Scania also supplies irrigation engines for agriculture, and marine engines for work and pleasure boats, as well as generator sets for stand-alone prime and back-up power. Scania directly employs more than 500 Australians across the country at nine company owned and operated sales and service branches based in capital cities, augmented by a national network of more than 50 independent authorised service dealers.

www.scania.com.au | www.youtube.com/ScaniaAustralia |www.linkedin.com/company/scania-australia

NEW SMALL BUSINESS MEMBER – REALISTIC

Realistic Pty Ltd, is a boutique importer & wholesaler to major, independent and specialized outlets across Australia. We deliver quality products at REALISTIC prices whilst provide outstanding service to our customers.

 

Realistic Pty Ltd, is a boutique importer & wholesaler to major, independent and specialized outlets across Australia. We deliver quality products at REALISTIC prices whilst provide outstanding service to our customers. We have an in house creative studio and product sourcing department capable of creating product ranges for our customers however small or large from our worldwide network.

Our success is built on our team focusing on 

Quality at a REALISTIC price – We never lose sight of the need to create and deliver extreme value with quality. 

Honesty and Integrity – We never take shortcuts.

Customer Service – We do whatever it takes.

We are committed to

· Innovative solutions you can trust.

· Identifying trends and category opportunities to increase your sales and margins.

· Creating long term, mutually beneficial partnerships that deliver REALISTIC value to both our manufacturers and clientele 

itsrealistic.com.au

Song Cycle Celebrating Daniel Solander 12 Feb 2022 Sydney – NEW DATE!

Experience the World Premiere of an exciting new Australian composition. SOLANDER, a musical celebration of the great Swedish botanist, Daniel Solander (1733-1782) who accompanied Cook on his first Pacific voyage. It will be performed by the Sydney Chamber Choir directed by Sam Allchurch. Composer Kate Reid, text and lyrics Rodney Fisher and Kate Reid, narrator John Gaden.
One performance only.
NEW DATE, SAME TIME & VENUE

SATURDAY 12TH FEBRUARY 2022

7.30pm-8.45pm Doors open at 6.30pm

THE GOVERNORS CENTRE,

558 CLEVELAND STREET,

MOORE PARK 2021 

 

Words from Composer Kate Reid

I was first drawn to the story of Daniel Solander, the highly acclaimed Swedish botanist and talented linguist, after many visits to Sweden, where I had the opportunity to appreciate the diversity of its people, the splendid landscape and the extreme winters – vastly different from the world that I was used to on the other side of the earth.   This song cycle is written in celebration of Solander’s important contribution to scientific discovery and the great courage and commitment it demanded from him.  

It begins with Solander’s childhood in the north of Sweden.  It opens with a gentle reference to the indigenous people of northern Sweden, the Sami, singing a lullaby. It goes on to follow him on his two-year journey to Australia on the Endeavour as an assistant to Joseph Banks in 1768.  It concludes with a farewell to Solander, where we hear the same Sami motif return in the final bars.

There are seven movements for a combination of voices, ranging from two soloists to a full SATB choir.  The only instrument is a vibraphone.  The movements are linked by a narrative spoken by John Gaden.  Rodney Fisher has provided the beautiful narrative and many of the lyrics. 

I have been moved to respond to Solander’s life story and to acknowledge, through my music, this extraordinary individual whose work, in spite of its significance and its relevance here, remains relatively unknown in Australia today.