The Entire Lineup for the 19th Edition of the Stockholm International Film Festival

Today, October 22, the program for the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is revealed. On-line ticket sales begin today. The Stockholm film festival is devoted to promoting up-and-coming debutantes, but also presents a world-class selection of established directors. The festival boasts over 170 films from 40 countries.

"This year´s program keeps up the momentum. Out of the 175 films at the festival a third are made by first time directors. This is where the exciting directors are introduced," says Festival Director Git Scheynius

The international competition section is open to directors who have made three films or less. Out of competition, the audience has the chance to see films by directors like Baz Luhrmann, Takeshi Kitano, Oliver Stone, Steven Soderbergh and Clint Eastwood. The Wrestler, by Stockholm Film Festival Visionary Award winner Darren Arenovsky, opens this year’s festival. Below is a presentation of the 9 festival sections, as well as a list of filmmakers who are scheduled to visit Stockholm during the festival.

The Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award 2008
This year’s Lifetime Achievement Award is presented to English-French actor Charlotte Rampling.
Charlotte Rampling will attend the Stockholm International Film Festival to receive the Bronze Horse award in person as well as participate in a Face2Face in conjunction with the screening of her latest film “The Duchess”.

The Stockholm Visionary Award 2008
This year’s Visionary Award is presented to Chinese director Wong Kar Wai. Wong Kar Wai will attend the Stockholm International Film Festival to receive the Bronze Horse award in person as well as participate in a Face2Face in conjunction with the screening of his film “Ashes of Time Redux” on November 28.

The Stockholm XIX Competition
The international competition section is open to directors who have made no more than three feature films. 20 films compete for the Bronze Horse, which is presented for Best Feature. This year films like “Frozen River” by Courtney Hunt, “Hunger” by Steve McQueen and “Plastic City” by Yu Lik Wai will be in competition with each other.

Stockholm XIX Short Film Competition
The international competition section for short films. The 20 films, which compete for an Aluminum Horse, are each screened before one of the films in the competition for feature films. Amongst the short films screened are Natalie Portman´s “Eve” and Marian Crisan´s “Megatron”.

Open Zone
Feature films from acclaimed directors in contemporary cinema from around the world. They include Baz Luhrmann´s epic “Australia”, Clint Eastwood´s “Changeling”, winner of the Palm d´Or at the Cannes Film Festival “The Class” by Laurent Cantet and “The Argentine” by Steven Soderbergh.

American Independents
The section for new independent films from upcoming as well as established American directors. Films like Oliver Stone´s “W”, Darren Aronofsky´s “The Wrestler” share the spotlight with, amongst others, Jonathan Demme´s “Rachel Getting Married”.

Asian Images
This section is the audience’s chance to indulge in films from one of the most creative and prolific filmmaking regions in the world. “Achilles and the Tortoise” by Takeshi Kitano as well as the international co-production “Tokyo!” by Michel Gondy and Bong Joon-Ho are some of the films you will find in this section.

Spotlight: Russia
In this year’s Spotlight, the Stockholm International Film Festival looks East towards Russia with movies like the suburban Moscow drama “Everybody Dies But Me” and Venice-awarded “Paper Soldier”.

Collage
This section boasts the most memorable and controversial tv-productions, documentaries and art films of the year. It will span from documentaries like “Valentino:The Last Emperor” to Morgan Spurlock´s “Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?”.

Twilight Zone
The Stockholm film festival buffet of horror and ground-breaking genre films will screen amongst others Brad Anderson´s “Transsiberia”, the metafilm about Jean Claude van Dame “JCVD” and the David ynch-produced “ Surveillance” by Jennifer Lynch.

Dedication: Sydney Pollack
The 19th Stockholm International Film Festival is dedicated to the late American director Sydney Pollack. Festival-goers will have the chance to re-watch the 1969 classic They Shoot Horses, Don´t They?

iFestival
iFestival is comprised by films screened over the Internet, with the whole world as an audience. Festival visitors can watch the films and vote for their favorite online. Through the iFestival, the Stockholm International Film Festival was the first in the world to create a section exclusively for the web. iFestival has around 500 000 visitors per year.

Work-in-progress
In this section, the Stockholm audience has a unique opportunity to see some of the most interesting current film projects in Sweden and beyond – before they are even finished. Festival visitors can see parts of films still in production and hear directors talk about their projects in adjoining Face2Face meetings. This year the audience will get an insight into the work process of directors such as Måns Mårlind and Björn Steins recently wrapped Hollywood production “Shelter” as well as Theras Fabik and Johan Jonasons productions.

Tickets
Ticket sales start on October 22 at 12 pm (noon). Tickets are sold on the festival website, www.stockholmfilmfestival.se, or in the festival center at Kulturhuset (Sergels Torg). From November 20, it will also be possible to purchase tickets at theaters in connection to the screenings. Admission to the screenings requires a membership card for 2008 (on sale where tickets are sold) and a valid ticket.

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Filmmakers scheduled to visit Stockholm during the 19th Stockholm International Film Festival (all press dates are preliminary)

Stockholm XIV Competition
Eva Sörghaus – director, Cold Lunch press 21 nov
Duane Hopkins – director, Better Things press 24 nov
Arnaud des Pallières – director, Parc press 28 nov
Courtney Hunt – director, Frozen River press 29 nov
Don Harwood – producer, Frozen River press 29 nov
Fiona Gordon – director, Rumba press 28 nov
Dominique Abel – director, Rumba press 28 nov
Ruben Östlund – director, Involuntary press 21 nov
Maria Lundqvist – actor, Involuntary press 21 nov
Leif Edlund Johansson – actor, Involuntary press 21 nov
Olle Liljas – actor, Involuntary press 21 nov
Cecilia Milocco – actor, Involuntary press 21 nov
Linnéa Cart-Lamy – actor, Involuntary press 21 nov
Johan Renck – director, Downloading Nancy press 21 nov
Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire – director, Johnny Mad Dog press 29 nov
Matthieu Kassowitz – actor, Johnny Mad Dog press 29 nov
Aude Py – Co-Writer, Julia press 28 nov
Erik Zoncka – director, Julia press 28 nov
Anna Novion – director, Les Grandes Personnes – Grown Ups press TBA
Thomas Clay – director, Soi Cowboys press 24 nov
Rian Johnsson – director, Brothers Bloom press TBA
Måns Månsson – director, Mr. Governor press TBA

Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlotte Rampling press TBA

Stockholm Visionary Award
Wong Kar Wai press 27 nov
Open Zone
Anamaria Marinca – actor, Boogie press 21 nov
Solveig Anspach – director, Back Soon press 23 nov
Laurent Cantet – director, The Class press 28 nov
Brad Anderson – director, Transsiberian press 22 nov

American Independents
Kelly Reichardt – Wendy and Lucy press 25 nov

Spotlight: Russia
Jochen Hick – director, East/West – Sex and Politics press 22 nov

Twilight Zone
Alex Alexiou – director, Tale 52 press 27 nov
Dorothee Weener – director, Peace Mission press 23 nov
Pascal Laugier – director, Martyrs press TBA

Collage
Chris Waitt – director, A Complete History of My Sexual Failures press TBA
Juraj Lehotsky – director, Blind Loves press 21 nov
Matt Wolf – director, Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russel press TBA

Stockholm XIV Short Film Competition
Eileen Hofer – director, Roots press 23 nov
Sophie Venner – producer, K press TBA
Johan Lund – director, Konvex-T press TBA
Björne Larsson – director, The Fur press TBA

Special Screening
Manuel Concha – director, Mañana press TBA

PROGRAM 2008

Stockholm XVIII Competition
$9.99 by Tatia Rosenthal (Israel/Australia)
BETTER THINGS by Duane Hopkins (UK/Germany)
COLD LUNCH by Eva Sørhaug (Norway)
COUNTRY TEACHER by Bohdan Sláma (Czech Rep/Germany/France)
INVOLUNTARY by Ruben Östlund (Sweden)
DOWNLOADING NANCY by Johan Renck (USA)
FROZEN RIVER by Courtney Hunt (USA)
LES GRANDES PERSONNES – GROWN UPS by Anna Novion (Sweden/France)
HOOKED by Adrian Sitaru (Romania)
MR GOVERNOR by Måns Månsson (Sweden)
HUNGER by Steve McQueen (UK)
IN BRUGES by Martin McDonagh (UK/Belgium)
JOHNNY MAD DOG by Jean-Stéphane Sauvaire (France)
JULIA by Erick Zonca (France)
MERMAID by Anna Melikyan (Russia)
PARC by Arnaud des Pallieres (France)
PLASTIC CITY by Yu Lik Wai (China/Brasil/Japan)
RUMBA by Dominique Abel, Fiona Gordon, Bruno Romy (Belgium)
SOI COWBOY by Thomas Clay (Thailand/UK)
THE BROTHERS BLOOM by Rian Johnson (USA)


Sthlm XVIII Short Film Competition
DIRECTIONS by Kasimir Burgess (Australia)
EVE by Natalie Portman (USA)
EVERY DAY IS NOT THE SAME by Martin Turk (Slovenia)
GODA RÅD by Andreas Tibblin (Sweden)
JARRED by Martin Gaiss (USA)
JERRYCAN by Julius Avery (Australia)
K by Piers Thompson (UK)
KONVEX-T by Johan Lundh (Sweden, 18 min)
LOVE YOU MORE by Sam Taylor-Wood (UK, 15 min)
MAN by Myna Joseph (USA, 16 min)
MEGATRON by Marian Crisan (Rumania, 15 min)
NEXT FLOOR by Denis Villeneuve (Canada, 11 min)
NOSEBLEED by Jeff Vespa (USA, 10 min)
THE FUR by Björne Larsson (Sweden, 15 min)
ROOTS by Eileen Hofer (Switzerland, 18 min)
SHAMAN by Luc Perez (Denmark, 11 min)
THE STARS DON’T TWINKLE IN OUTER SPACE by Peter Thwaites (UK, 11 min)
THICK SKINNED by Jean-Bernard Marlin & Benoit Rambourg (France, 14 min)
WISH by Matt Day (UK, 8 min)

Out of competition (1/1)
DISAPPEARING by Emil Klang (Sweden, 9 min)

Open Zone
ADORATION by Atom Egoyan (Canada)
ADULTHOOD by Noel Clarke (UK)
AUSTRALIA by Baz Luhrman (Australia)
BACK SOON bySólveig Anspach (France/Iceland)
BOOGIE by Radu Muntean (Romania)
CHANGELING by Clint Eastwood (USA)
DANCERS by Pernille Fischer Christensen (Denmark)
A CHRISTMAS TALE by Arnaud Desplechin (France)
FILTH AND WISDOM by Madonna (UK)
GOMORRA by Matteo Garrone (Italy)
HAPPY-GO-LUCKY by Mike Leigh (UK)
HEART OF FIRE by Luigi Falorni (Germany/Austria)
HOME by Ursula Meier (Switzerland/France/Belgium)
JERUSALEMA by Ralph Ziman (South Africa)
THE CLASS by Laurent Cantet (France)
QUIET CHAOS by Antonello Grimaldi (Italy)
TEARS FOR SALE by Uros Stojanovic (Serbia/Montenegro)
THE AQUARIUM by Yousry Nasrallah (Egypt/France/Germany)
THE ARGENTINE by Steven Soderbergh (USA/France/Spain)
THE POSSIBILITY OF AN ISLAND by Michel Houellebecq (France)


American Independents
ANYWHERE, USA by Chusy Haney-Jardine (USA)
BAGHEAD by Mark & Jay Duplass (USA)
BALLAST by Lance Hammer (USA)
MEDICINE FOR MELANCHOLY by Barry Jenkins (USA)
HENRY POOLE IS HERE by Mark Pellington (USA)
NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS by Joe Swanberg and Greta Gerwig (USA)
PHOEBE IN WONDERLAND by Daniel Barnz (USA, 96 min)
PRINCE OF BROADWAY by Sean Baker (USA)
RACHEL GETTING MARRIED by Jonathan Demme (USA)
RED by Trygve Allister Diesen, Lucky McKee (USA)
SMART PEOPLE by Noam Muro (USA)
SUGAR by Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck (USA)
THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED by Josh Safdie (USA)
THE WRESTLER by Darren Aronofsky (USA)
W. by Oliver Stone (USA)
WENDY & LUCY by Kelly Reichardt (USA)

Asian Images
3 WOMEN by Manijeh Hekmat (Iran)
ABSURDISTAN by Veit Helmer (Germany/Azerbaijan)
ACHILLES & THE TORTOISE by Takeshi Kitano (Japan)
ARA by Umit Ünal (Turkey)
DREAM by Kim Ki-Duk (South Korea)
FUJIAN BLUE by Robin Weng (China)
JODHAA AKBAR by Ashutosh Gowariker (India)
LOST INDULGENCE by Yibai Zhang (China)
MY MAGIC by Eric Khoo (Singapore)
OCEAN FLAME by Liu Fen Dou (Hong Kong)
ORZ BOYZ by Yang Ya-Che (Taiwan)
PARKING by Chung Mong-Hong (Taiwan)
SPARROW by Johnnie To (Hong Kong/China)
THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE WEIRD by Kim Jee-woon (South Korea)
TOKYO! by Michel Gondry, Leos Carax & Bong Joon-Ho (France/Japan/South Korea/Germany)
WRITTEN by Kim Byung-woo (South Korea)

Latino
A WEEK ALONE by Celina Murga (Argentina)
ACNE by Federico Veiroj (Argentina/Spain/Mexico)
BLOOD APPEARS by Pablo Fendrik (Argentina/France/Germany)
DOG EAT DOG by Carlos Moreno (Colombia)
LA RABIA by Albertina Carri (Argentina)
LION’S DEN by Pablo Trapero (Argentina/South Korea/Brazil)
MÁNCORA by Ricardo de Montreuil (Spain/Peru)
THE DEAD GIRL’S FEAST by Matheus Nachtergaele (Brazil/Portugal)
VOY A EXPLOTAR by Gerardo Naranjo (Mexico)


Spotlight: Russia
EAST/WEST - SEX & POLITICS by Jochen Hick (Germany)
EVERYBODY DIES BUT ME by Valeriya Gai Germanika (Russia)
GLOSS: DIRECTOR’S CUT by Andrei Konchalovsky (Russia)
NATIVE DANCER by Guka Omarova (Kazakstan/Russia/France/Germany)
NIRVANA by Igor Voloshin (Russia)
PAPER SOLDIER by Aleksey German Jr (Russia)
SHULTES by Bakur Bakuradze (Russia)
THE RAILWAY by Alexey Fedorchenko (Russia)


Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award
The Duchess starring Charlotte Rampling (USA)

Stockholm Visionary Achievement Award
ASHES OF TIME REDUX by Wong Kar Wai (Hong Kong/China)

Twilight Zone
BEFORE THE FALL by F. Javier Gutiérrez (Spanien, 93 min)
CHOCOLATE by Prachya Pinkaew (Thailand)
DEADGIRL by Gadi Harel & Marcel Sarmiento (USA)
EMBODIMENT OF EVIL by José Mojica Marins (Brazil)
JCVD by Mabrouk El Mechr (France)
MARTYRS by Pascal Laugier (France)
SURVEILLANCE by Jennifer Lynch (USA/Germany)
TALE 52 by Alexis Alexiou (Greece)
TRANSSIBERIAN by Brad Anderson (Spain)
WARLORDS by Peter Chan & Wai Man Yip (Hong Kong/China)

Collage
A COMPLETE HISTORY OF MY SEXUAL FAILURES by Chris Waitt (UK)
BIGGER, STRONGER, FASTER by Christopher Bell (USA)
BLIND LOVES by Juraj Lehotský (Slovakia)
CHELSEA ON THE ROCKS by Abel Ferrara (USA)
CORRIDOR #8 by Boris Despodov (Bulgaria)
FLOW: FOR LOVE OF WATER by Irena Salina (USA)
FUEL by Josh Tickell (USA)
GONZO: THE LIFE AND WORK OF DR. HUNTER S. THOMPSON by Alex Gibney (USA)
MADE IN AMERICA by Stacy Peralta (USA)
NOT QUITE HOLLYWOOD: THE WILD, UNTOLD STORY OF OZPLOITATION! by Mark Hartley (Australia)
PEACE MISSION by Dorothee Wenner (Germany)
SLINGSHOT HIP HOP by Jackie Reem Salloum (USA)
THE AMAZING TRUTH ABOUT QUEEN RAQUELA by Olaf de Fleur Johannesson (Iceland)
THE DAY AFTER PEACE by Jeremy Gilley (UK)
TROUBLE THE WATER by Carl Deal & Tia Lessin (USA)
VALENTINO: THE LAST EMPEROR by Matt Tyrnauer (USA)
WHERE IN THE WORLD IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? by Morgan Spurlock (USA/France)
WILD COMBINATION: A PORTRAIT OF ARTHUR RUSSEL by Matt Wolf (USA)
WITH GILBERT & GEORGE by Julian Cole (UK)
YOUNG@HEART by Stephen Walker (UK)

ifestival
BERNI’S DOLL by Yann Jouette (France, 12 min)
EEL GIRL by Paul Campion (New Zealand, 6 min)
HE HATES TO BE SECOND by Kelly Sears (USA, 3 min)
HOMEWORK by Ariane Lippens (Belgium, 7 min)
LITTLE THINGS by Karolina Pajak (Poland, 6 min)
MITE by Karl Tebbe (Germany, 6 min)
ON THE ASSASSINATION OF THE PRESIDENT by Adam Keker (USA, 6 min)
TEN by Bif (France/UK, 7 min)
W. by The Vikings (Germany, 4 min)
WELCOME TO WHITE CHAPEL DISTRICT by Marie Vieillevie (France, 6 min)

Dedication:
THEY SHOOT HORSES, DON'T THEY? by Sydney Pollack (USA, 120 min)

Special screenings
MAÑANA by Manuel Concha (Sweden, 84 min)
THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES by Gina Prince-Bythewood (USA, 110 min)
YOU MUST REMEMBER THIS: THE WARNER BROS. STORY by Richard Schickel (USA, 115 min)
IS THERE ANYBODY THERE? by John Crowley (UK, 92 min)
THE CHASER by Na Hong-Jin (South Korea, 123 min)
DAYTIME DRINKING by Noh Young-Seok (South Korea, 116 min)
KABULI KID by Barmak Akran (Afghanistan/France, 94 min)

Work In Progress
GUIDANCE by Johan Jonason
I SKUGGAN AV VÄRMEN by Beata Gårdeler
I TAKET LYSER STJÄRNORNA by Lisa Siwe
KARAOKEKUNGEN by Petra Revenue
ORIGINAL by Alexander Brondsted & Antonio Tublén
PRINSESSA by Teresa Fabik
SHELTER by Måns Mårlind & Björn Stein

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The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is today one of the leading competitive film festival in Northern Europe. The festival takes place every year in November with more than 170 films from more then 40 countries. The festival organizes exclusive screenings and the popular Summer Cinema - an outdoor mini-festival. In April the Stockholm International Film Festival Junior brings the latest films to youngsters between 6 and 16 years of age.

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