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TODAY AND TOMORROW! Q & A with the Director! We Recommend NORDIC NOIR at BAM : The Films Of Kjell Sundvall

We highly recommend this film series with famed filmmaker Kjell Sundvall, who will attend each performance for an intro or Q&A.

Fans of DAY OF THE JACKAL should NOT miss THE LAST CONTRACT, screening Nov 1 at 7pm. A nerve-wracking, tense, foreboding thriller packed with excellent performances and gripping direction.

Film Series

Nordic Noir: Kjell Sundvall

Nov 1—Nov 2, 2013

Fans of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Henning Mankell, and other popular Swedish crime fiction should not miss this retrospective of director Kjell Sundvall, one of Sweden’s most critically and commercially successful directors. His crime thriller The Hunters was a landmark of Swedish cinema and, since then, he’s produced some of the most gripping examples of Nordic noir made in the last two decades. All films directed by Kjell Sundvall.

The Last Contract

Curator’s Choice
Fri, Nov 1, 2013
  • 7PM
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 107min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Free for members at the Movie Buff II level and above. RSVP required.)
+  Q&A with Kjell Sundvall

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Directed by Kjell Sundvall | 1998
With Mikael Persbrandt, Michael Kitchen
“…tense, gripping, paranoid thriller.”
—The Guardian

This fictionalized account of the unsolved 1986 assassination of progressive Swedish prime minister Olof Palme posits that his murder was the work of an elaborate right-wing political machine—and even implicates the CIA in the plot. Featuring a chilling performance by Michael Kitchen as the ice-cold hitman.

In Swedish with English subtitles

In Bed with Santa

Fri, Nov 1, 2013
  • 9:45PM
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 98min
RATED: NR
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Intro by Kjell Sundvall

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Directed by Kjell Sundvall | 1999
With Katarina Ewerlof, Peter Haber, Jessica Zanden, Leif Andree, Nina Gunke
“A very funny black comedy…offbeat and un-p.c.”
—Variety

Sundvall took a time out from directing thrillers to helm this demented Yuletide farce. It’s Christmas Eve and Sara (Ewerlöf) has invited her three ex-husbands and their families over for a little holiday get-together—much to her current husband’s chagrin. Soon enough, the booze kicks in, the conversation turns to sex, Sara drops a bombshell, and all hell breaks loose.

In Swedish with English subtitles

The Hunters (Jägarna)

Sat, Nov 2, 2013
  • 4PM
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 118min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Intro by Kjell Sundvall

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Directed by Kjell Sundvall | 1996
With Rolf Lassgård, Lennart Jähkel, Jarmo Mäkinen, Tomas Norström, Thomas Hedengran

After Stockholm cop Erik (Lassgård, best known as the original Kurt Wallander) kills a man in the line of duty, he’s transferred north to his small hometown. But when his investigation into the mysterious slaughter of reindeer is met with resistance from the locals, he must forge ahead alone—and come to grips with some ugly truths about those closest to him. One of the highest-grossing Swedish films ever, The Hunters established Sundvall as a master of the thriller genre.

In Swedish with English subtitles

False Trail (Jägarna 2)

Sat, Nov 2, 2013
  • 7:30PM
LOCATION:
Peter Jay Sharp Building
BAM Rose Cinemas
RUN TIME: 129min
FORMAT: 35mm
GENERAL ADMISSION: $13
BAM CINEMA CLUB MEMBERS: $8 (Movie Moguls free)
STUDENTS/SENIORS:  $9 (29 and under with a valid ID, Mon—Thu)
+  Q&A with Kjell Sundvall, moderated by film critic David D’Arcy

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Directed by Kjell Sundvall | 2011
With Rolf Lassgård, Peter Stormare, Kim Tjernström, Annika Nordin, Lo Kauppi
“The real deal when it comes to Nordic noir.”
—Time Out London

In this sequel to The Hunters, ex-cop Erik Bäckström (Lassgård) is once again summoned to the small town of Norrland, this time to investigate the disappearance of a woman. Facing pushback from the local sheriff (Fargo’s Stormare, marvelously menacing), he starts to unearth unsettling secrets about the town and its people. Tense, richly emotional, and effectively disturbing, “this is the real deal when it comes to Nordic noir” (Time Out London).

In Swedish with English subtitles
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