This is something that doesn’t happen very often but when it does it’s a wonderful day! I found a new photo from way back in Spring of 1999 of Alexandra Dahlström and Rebecca Liljeberg. It was taken by Peter Jansson somewhere in Helsinki, Finland.
A throwback to 1998 posted by Axel Grigor from behind the scenes of Fucking Åmål.
The Way Out West Pride (West Pride) took place during the festival this year. Alexandra Dahlström took part in a panel interview called Fucking Queer from Then to Now. It’s in Swedish only so I can’t give too much more information but it’s always nice to find new videos!
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.
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.
Alexandra recently posted this behind the scenes gem from Fucking Åmål on her Instagram. Love it!
One of the moments when I decided what I wanted to become when I grow up. So grateful to be part of this mind blowing collaboration that made me realize the power of storytelling. It’s weird how this film still has it’s own life, like an autonomous state of it’s own where the population just keeps growing. Anyway, tomorrow we screen this little beauty in Stockholm almost 19years after shooting it and I feel like a happy teenage dinosaur rn ❤ #showmelove
In recent news – the film Show Me Love has become digitized which means it can now me shown properly on TV and in theatres. In the article I read on Sydsvenskan it also seems that there is going to be an interview (or at least a conversation) with Alexandra Dahlström & Rebecca Liljeberg!
The film was shot by an intricate analogue process that gave it a special grainy appearance. It has therefore not been digitized with sufficient quality until now. Earlier transfers to television and video has been deemed too dark and noisy.
On March 15 show Cinematheque in Stockholm on nydigitaliserade film and also offer a conversation with, among others protagonists Rebecka Liljeberg and Alexandra Dahlström, writes the Swedish Film Institute in a press release.“Show Me Love” was seen by over 868,000 moviegoers, was awarded several Gold Rams and was praised internationally.
What’s new? Well I’ve moved again. It seems to be an every 3 year thing with me. Anyways, it was a good move. All settled and back to my routine. I’ve been following Alexandra on Instagram and she’s been keeping very busy which is excellent to see! I hope we’ll get to see more of her in the media soon. In the meantime, I’ve found a
teeny-tiny photo online and my best guess tells me it’s from 1998-ish. Here’s a very young Alexandra Dahlström with Rebecka Liljeberg taken by Magnus Jönsson.
Edit: I found a slightly larger version of the photo and have replaced the tiny one.
Fish tracked down a new old photo of Alexandra Dahlström from back during the filming of Show Me Love. It was from Lukas Moodysson’s Tumblr account that he happened to find in a box. I’d like to see what else he has just lying around!
Enjoy more Fucking Åmål art! Here are two pieces by Linneao Illustrations inspired by Lukas Moodysson’s film.