(Geoffrey Macnab’s article 10/6 in the Independent.)

The Scandinavians are taking over the world… or at least the world of crime fiction. Walk through a British railway station or airport or anywhere where they still sell books and you will see the volumes of Stieg Larsson and Jo Nesbø novels piled high. You're also very likely to find several of Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell's Wallander stories, which are said to have sold more than 30 million copies.

via www.independent.co.uk

(Bénédicte Prot’s article appeared in Cineuropa, 10/12.)

Berlinale 2011 – Sweden

Large retrospective in homage to Bergman

The 61st Berlin Film Festival (February 10-20, 2011) will pay homage to Swedish master Ingmar Bergman with a large retrospective. The director, who died in 2007, made over 60 films and won prestigious awards, including four Oscars for Fanny and Alexander and the Golden Bear for Wild Strawberries in 1958.

Berlinale director Dieter Kosslick commented: "Ingmar Bergman was extraordinary for his versatility and his courage which involved breaking social taboos… (and) his films are part of the Berlinale’s history".

via cineuropa.org

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