LGBTQ in film
This toolkit includes recent films with an LGBTQ theme that can be borrowed from SI and shown at film festivals or other occasions.
Queering Sweden – from 1917 until today
Sweden has a long history of voicing queer people in film, already in 1917 the first film with queer content was released – Mauritz Stiller’s Vingerne. Along with the passage of time and changes in society, the film industry has become more and more progressive. During the past decades the representation of LGBTQ people in Swedish film has increased. We have seen such groundbreaking films such as Fucking Queers and Show me Love and more recently, international successes like Something Must Break and With Every Heartbeat have been touring the world and winning awards for their cinematic value, innovation and bravery.
The Swedish Institute and Cinema Queer International Film Festival present a film programme offering a wide range of perspectives, from shorts and documentaries to feature films. It covers everything from an important time document of the HIV epidemic in Don’t Ever Wipe Tears Without Gloves via the struggle for trans rights in Just a Normal Person to Aniara – a queer space odyssey.