The Göteborg Film Festival (GIFF) is in full swing! Celebrating its 40th year, it remains the leading film festival in Scandinavia. Bringing films from all over the world including many World and Nordic premieres to Sweden’s second largest city, the festival’s main goal continues to be introducing Nordic film to the world.

In 2016, the festival had more than 130,000 visitors offering 450 films from 84 different countries. During the film festival, visitors have the opportunity to see films that they otherwise wouldn’t see in the big cinemas. From categories such as festival favorites to films nominated for the Dragon Award Best Nordic Documentary, GIFF not only offers the festivalgoer a variety of films, but also seminars on film, art and music along with other festival activities.

2017 Göteborg Film Festival

New to the festival is a new Filmfo?nstret or ‘Movie window’ at NK’s storefront, a new venue for talks, concerts and mingling. Filmfo?nstret is a collaboration with Volvo Car Group.

Here are a few films we are looking forward to, check back soon for all of our reviews from the festival.

Directed by Julia Ducournau, France, 2016

Exfrun (The Ex-wife)
Directed by Katja Wik, Sweden, 2017

Same Blood (Blood Sámi)
Directed by Amanda Kernell, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, 2016

The Student
Directed by Kirill Serebrennikov, Russia, 2016

Liberation Day
Directed by Morten Traavik and Ugis Olte, Latvia, Norway, North Korea, 2016

The 2017 Göteborg Film Festival takes place from the 27th of January to the 6th of February with films being screened at various locations around the city. Check out the festival page for more information.

HeyUGuys will be present at all of the main festivals this year, including Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Toronto and right home here in London. Be sure to follow all of the best new films here on the site.