LGBTQI in film
This toolkit includes recent films with an LGBTQI 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 LGBTQI 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.
Feature rainbow film “My Father Marianne” from the Film Selection 2021
When Hanna’s beloved father, the priest with the big beard, tells her that he’s really called Marianne, Hanna’s world falls apart. None of her courses in norm creativity can help; she hates Marianne who has stolen her dad away. But for Marianne there’s no turning back; she has to be who she really is – finally.
Genre: Feature, Fiction
Duration: 110 minutes
Subtitles: English, German, Spanish, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish
See trailer (Swedish only)
See more information at the database for Swedish Film Selecion.
An animated romantic comedy about love, charts and dreams of the future in the hinterlands of northern Sweden. In his last year of high school, completely ordinary Anton falls hopelessly for David, but is love enough when you want to live totally different lives?
Genre: Fiction, Animated
Duration: 45 minutes
The Swedish Institute provides digital access to the film. Now you have an opportunity to show it in an online film festival. If you have any questions, please contact Asta Rantanen.
In 2013, the world’s first senior residence for HBTQ people opened in Stockholm. Agneta, Ingbritt and Thomas move in. They have all had dreams and desires in a time of oppression and constraint. When they begin their lives in the senior residence, they gain new perspectives about themselves and their worldview.
Duration: 83 minutes
Subtitles: English, Spanish