Yarden To Open 39th Göteborg International Film Festival

The 39th Göteborg International Film Festival is to open with Måns Månsson’s film adaptation of Yarden. The festival programme will also include TV series in its line-up from neighbouring Nordic countries along with the world premiere of three Swedish series..

On January 29th the Göteborg International Film Festival will open with Måns Månsson’s film version of Kristian Lundberg’s autobiographical novel Yarden, which depicts the loading of cars in the harbour of Malmö. The protagonist becomes a five-digit number who has to find a way to manoeuver between his immigrant colleagues and the Swedish management.

Yarden will compete for Dragon Awards against Tobias Lindholm’s A War, Hanna Sköld’s Granny’s Dancing On The Table, Mads Matthiesen’s The Model, Martin Zandvliet’s Land Of Mine and Rune Denstad Langlo’s Welcome to Norway!

The Dragon Award jury for Best Nordic Film is to be chaired by Laurie Anderson, who is visiting Gothenburg with his existential film Heart Of A Dog.

The Göteborg International Film Festival will run from January 29th to February 8th 2016.


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