The Way Out West festival took place in Gothenburg from August 10th – 12th this summer. Alexandra Dahlström attended the event and was part of the line-up this year. There was a screening of the newly digitized version of Fucking Åmål as well as many parties. See the gallery of photos below as well as an interview with Alexandra from Göteborgs-Posten.
If you’re living in Sweden you can head out and pick up the latest issue of HemmaBio as there is an interview with our girl Alexandra Dahlström in this issue! I do not live in Sweden so I won’t get to see the interview but maybe I’ll get lucky and it will be posted online sometime in the future.
Alexandra Dahlström has had a long time relationship with the Swedish band The Bear Quartet. In 2002 she appeared on their spoken word track “Tuna” and in 2011 she directed and appeared in their music video for “Lovers Goodbye.”
What I didn’t know was that she also lent her voice to their 2006 track “Where I Cried” from their album Eternity Now. The track is instrumental but with two lines repeated twice by a male and female voice. The male voice belonging to Björn Olsson and the female voice belonging to Alexandra:
Vad tyckte du om konserten?
Jag tyckte den handlade om oss
Which translates to:
What did you think of the concert?
I thought it was about us
There was an article posted on hymn.se counting down The Bear Quartet’s top 15 albums which is where I found the tip about Alexandra’s other track.
This photo was posted by Instagram user @internette from an event at Vassa Eggen on April 26th. Alexandra Dahlström and Eric Sjöwall DJed for the night and this is the only photo I’ve come across so far. Alexandra has been keeping up with her DJ gigs so there are plenty more floating around the internet which I hope to see!
They’re fabulous, they’re dramatic, and quite frankly they are a hot mess! Alexandra Dahlström has posted a teaser for her secret project Chateau Majorica on Vimeo.
It’s going to be released as a 12-part web TV series and it will star: Petter Köhler, Lisa Pyk Wirstöm & Alexandra Dahlström.
I’m beyond excited for this and I really hope it’s going to have some English subtitles available! I’ve been learning Swedish the past couple months but I’m still in the very basic stages.
Here is a synopsis translated from Alexandra’s Vimeo page:
LUDDAN & MAJO
A web TV series in 12 parts starring Petter Köhler, Lisa Pyk Wirstöm & Alexandra Dahlström
Luddan & Majo is a surreal sitcom about two lost red wine boozers living in a universe somewhere between Nivå 22 (restaurant) and the Grand Hôtel. A slippery, self-proclaimed astrologer and a faded, Russian diva actress who burned her last bridge long ago. Together they embark on an incredible and often semi-criminal adventure.
With them on their runaway train is Saffran, a young man with a good conscience. He holds up Luddan and Majo’s hair when they’ve finished off the last bottle of red wine and sweeps up the broken shards of glass after derailed evenings lined with magic, romance and moral decay.
In Chateau Majorica these three broken but hopeful souls seek shelter together and create their own reality. In a parallel universe chalk full of mystery, drama and sex, they live out every day of their lives as a hysterical soap opera – the eternal search for dreams, identity and belonging.
Majorica is a luxurious and lively bohemian. She lives in a universe lined with magic and mystery and her inner revelations lead her through life. She is a self-appointed astrologer and divine medium. She does not hesitate to share her knowledge with gorgeous men in her cosmopolitan temple over a bottle of red wine. Majo once burned out in the fashion industry and then avoided the darkness of working life. She is convinced that she has a more important task here on earth. However, she is usually too drunk to make sense of it.
Lyudmila is a violently successfully actress and a rare beauty if she does say so herself. If someone asks, she is 21 years old. In a previous life, she was a successful CEO in a multinational conglomerate, but she felt that the world needed to get to know her artistic eagerness. She is a misunderstood star and is convinced that her breakthrough is just delayed. She lives constantly in the role of the life threatening, Russian femme fatal. Everything is an action film for her, even her catastrophic romances that she rushes into full force.
Saffran is a 26 year old with no gender identity whose main pursuit in life is to save Luddan and Majo from falling into the valley of death. He grew up in Chile with a melodramatic mother who blamed all her failures on him. At the age of six, Saffran was adopted by a rich upper-class couple in Stockholm and was kept in a broom closet in the basement. A few years ago, he ran into Luddan and Majo and continued his career as a compassionate and subdued Cinderella. He dreams of one day getting on stage and singing his heart out.
Photographer Tobias Regell posted a new photo of Alexandra on Instagram recently. I’m not sure if this is from a new or older photo shoot but it’s lovely!
Alexandra updated her Facebook profile picture recently and it’s a beaut! The photographer is Arvida Byström and the photo was tagged in Los Angeles so I think that’s where it was taken. The photo is giving me mermaid vibes and I like it!
The talented photographer Tobias Regell and make up artist Sofia Lewandrowski did some recent work with Alexandra Dahlström. The result was this beautiful black and white photo which Alexandra has recently made her Facebook profile picture. I’m getting classic Hollywood vibes from this photo and I love it!
With the digital revival of Fucking Åmål recently, the updated version of the film was screened at Bio Victor, Filmhuset in Stockholm yesterday night. The event was sold out and photos have started to appear online.
Following the film there was a discussion with Alexandra Dahlström, Rebecka Liljeberg and film producer Lars Jönsson. They discussed the film, the Guldbagges and the film’s significance today.
One video has popped up on Instagram of Alexandra & Rebecka signing autographs for fans.
If you’re interested in a few extra photos check them all out in the photo gallery. A lot of them were similar so I didn’t post them all here.