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.
Elin Övergaard has a new short film called Förebilder (Picture World) which premiered during the Göteborg Film Festival this year. It’s a 13-minute short film in Swedish and is about a modelling agent named Evan who tries to do a good deed during a fashion shoot. Alexandra Dahlström is in the film though I can’t say what her role is. In the photo posted on the Göteborg Film Festival website – as well as Elin’s Tumblr – I can spot Alexandra on the left with the mug in her hand and her head turned away. Hopefully this as well as some of Elin’s other short films will be available online soon!
Back in March I had written about Alexandra’s involvement in a short film called Bussresan. It has since been released and is available to view online until May 1st. It is a 14-minute animated short directed by Sarah Gampel. Alexandra Dahlström is the voice of the main character Sarah. It’s mostly in English with some Swedish and French subtitles throughout.
Writer and director Dunja Vujovic posted a photo on Instagram of a photo from her script Love Revisited. I copied down the text and translated it into English. I couldn’t make out her notes and edits so it’s possible the script changed during filming. I’m hoping to see the film at some point but for now, here is an excerpt available in Swedish and English.
I went to visit the Filmbasen website recently and Alexandra Dahlström is attached to a new project called Bussresan or The Bus Trip. Here’s a translated synopsis from the website:
An autobiographical animation that takes place in Israel and Palestine. It is a road movie about Jews identity as well as criticism of Israel’s policy regarding the occupation of Palestine. The film follows the main character Sarah, when she gets to go around Israel and show film with a film festival bus. On the bus are both Israeli and international film students from around the world. Sarah is looking for political discussions and community. But the trip turns out to be something other than what she expected.
In parallel with the bus trip along the highways in Israel runs a story back in time. Sarah’s Jewish grandmother, who escaped from the Nazis in the forties Poland, makes itself felt and even her father who disappeared when Sarah was little. They are now a part of her journey.
The film would also call for discussion of the Academic and Cultural Boycott of the contexts in which Israel is not actively working against the occupation.
It’s unclear what Alexandra’s role is with regards to this film. Hopefully more information will become available soon.
Alexandra has made her Vimeo account public and you can currently watch 4 of her films (Lacrimosa, Kom Hit, Because the Night & The Audition (which features Julia Gahne)) plus a clip for what I believe is Fågel Fenix.
I’m super happy because Because the Night is subtitled in English and I’ve been searching for English subtitles since it was released!