Banana Pancake Trail

This past Spring Alexandra Dahlström finished a short film called Banana Pancake Trail.  It is directed by Johan Rosell and is set to screen at the Uppsala Film Festival on October 25th and on SVT sometime in January.  Here you’ll find a scene between Alexandra Dahlström & costar Erik Bolin.  There are no subtitles unfortunately and it’s only in Swedish.  The video should load at the correct spot but if not you’ll want to tune in at 4 minutes, 58 seconds.

Maya has kept away from Sweden for the past years and lives a wandering life in Southeast Asia without any intention of ever returning. But when she finds out the only person she’s still in contact with back home only has days left to live, she quickly needs to get enough money together to pay for a plane ticket.

Beat Film Festival

This might be something to keep an eye on: the Beat Film Festival is taking place May 28 – June 7, 2015. Alexandra Dahlström is listed as a guest at the event and they posted a little biography about her on their website. It translates to:

Swedish actress, DJ and filmmaker. Her grandmother – Russian – lives in Moscow and calls Dahlström “Sasha”. Alexandra got her first role at age 12, it was immediately noticed by director Lukas Moodysson and he invited her to play the lead role in the film “Show Me Love” (1998), which brought international fame to Dahlström. In the early 2000s, Alexandra played in several theater productions, and Swedish feature films. In 2004, she made her debut as a DJ and played at a variety of parties in Stockholm, juggling her collection of 700 discs. A little later, she made her directorial debut and her first short film “Lacrimosa” received a special mention from the jury at the International Film Festival in Stockholm. “All We Have Is Now” – her first feature length documentary is about the Swedish punk band Vulkano.