Taika Waititi’s Jojo Rabbit to close the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival

Stockholm International Film Festival can proudly announce that Taika Waititi’s latest film Jojo Rabbit (2019) will close this year’s festival. The film won the People’s Choice Award at Toronto International Film Festival and have its Nordic premiere and red-carpet screening at Stockholm Film Festival, 5:00 pm, November 16th. Tickets to the film will be released today at 5:00 pm. 

Photo: 20th Century Fox 

– We’re extremely happy to close the Festival's 30th Anniversary with the humoristic satire Jojo Rabbit, that’s predicted to be a strong Candidate for the Academy Awards, says Git Scheynius Festival Director at Stockholm International Film Festival.   

In Jojo Rabbit 10-year-old Johannes is just like any other boy, except that he’s a devoted Nazi with the Führer as his big idol. When he discovers that his dear mother is hiding a Jewish girl in the attic, young Jojo finds himself in a moral dilemma.  

The New Zealand comedy genius Taika Waititi (Thor: Ragnarök (2017), Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)) tackles World War II and casts himself as a goofy version of Adolf Hitler, an imaginary friend only Jojo can see.  

The cast includes Thomasin McKenzie, Scarlett Johansson, Rebel Wilson and Sam Rockwell.  

Jojo Rabbit will have its Nordic premiere and red-carpet screening at Stockholm Film Festival 5:00 pm, November 16th.  

The film is competing in the Open Zone section, where the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI) selects the winner for Best Film.

Tickets are released today at 5:00 pm.  

Journalists can apply for Press Accreditation to the 30th Stockholm International Film Festival here.  

The film is distributed by 20th Century Fox and will be in Swedish movie theaters January 10th, 2020. 

For more information, please contact:
Matti Johansson, Head of Press
+46 76 811 65 66
press@stockholmfilmfestival.se

Cecilia Oscarsson, Press Secretary  
+46 8 677 50 11
pressekreterare@stockholmfilmfestival.se

The 30th Stockholm International Film Festival : 6-17 November 2019
Stockholm International Film Festival was founded in 1990 and has grown to become one of Europe's leading film festivals. During the festival we screen over 150 films from over 60 countries. We also arrange exclusive previews throughout the year, open-air screenings during the summer as well as Stockholm International Film Festival Junior in April.
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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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