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THE SWEDISH THEORY OF LOVE

THE SWEDISH THEORY OF LOVE

Sweden is typically portrayed as having a perfectly organized society, a role model, an example of the highest human achievements. But: Is this true? The film digs deeper into a society that has created the most autonomous people in the world. In a perfectly organized society everyone has equal opportunities for an independent existence – one downside is that people don’t need to ask anyone else for help or favors. Half the population lives in single households, and more and more women are choosing for single motherhood through artificial insemination. Meanwhile, the number of people dying alone is continually on the rise.

ERIK GANDINI, born in 1967, is a Swedish-Italian film director, writer, and producer. His award-winning documentaries include widely acclaimed Videocracy, which also won the CROSSING EUROPE Award for Best Documentary in 2010. // Films (selection): Sarajevogänget (Raja Sarajevo, 1994), Amerasians (1998, doc), Tupamaros i Färingtofta (2000, doc), Sacrificio (2001, doc), Surplus (2003, doc), Gitmo (2006, doc), Videocracy (2009; CE ’10), The Swedish Theory of Love (2015, doc), Cosmopolitanism (2015, short doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2016

ERIK GANDINI

Sweden / Norway / Denmark 2015
DCP / color
76 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Calle Nilsson, Vania Tegamelli
Editing
Johan Söderberg
Music
Johan Söderberg
Producers
Erik Gandini, Juan Pablo Libossart (Fasad Cine AB, SE), Sveriges Television AB (SE), Film Väst (SE), Indie Film (NO), Zentropa Entertainment (DK)

Trailer

Production

Fasad Cine AB
Stora Nygatan 33
111 27 Stockholm, Sweden
info@fasad.se
www.fasad.se
World Sales

First Hand Films
Neunbrunnenstraße 50
8050 Zurich, Switzerland
info@firsthandfilms.com
www.firsthandfilms.com

Festivals
Swedish Film Institute
Box 271 26
102 52 Stockholm, Sweden
registrator@sfi.se
www.sfi.se

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
CPH:DOX 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere