Often short but rarely sweet, the works of Swedish film-maker, David Färdmar’s has resonated with audiences – especially those in the LGBTI community – around the world. David recently took some time out to reflect on his remarkable career in film with us. Your short film, My Name Is Love, found its way to 70...

Sometimes art does more than just imitate life, it also predicts it. While not as prophetic as Brave New World or other science fiction, Swedish drama, Blue Eyes, is a harrowing and completely unsettling 10-part series about the rise of right wing extremists in Stockholm as a general election looms closer. At the...

Swedish actor Jakob Hultcrantz Hansson has made a considerably name for himself with his regular roles in crime TV shows. Most notable of all is his latest role in Midnight Sun, an eight-part crime series about a series of grisly murders taking place in Sweden’s remote north. Here, Jakob plays the tough-as-nails...

It’s no secret that Sweden loves pop music. From ABBA to Ace of Base, the Nordic capital has been responsible for creating some of the catchiest tunes of all time. Rewind to 1998 where Tania Doko and James Roche, the dynamic duo behind Australian pop band, Bachelor Girl, are dominating the airwaves with ‘Buses and...

Sometimes it’s easy to think of Scandinavia as a utopia but it pays to remember that the region’s Indigenous people, the Saami, have suffered many of the same cruelties and injustices as other countries. Australiam film maker, Janet Merewether, shone a spotlight on this in her latest documentary, Reindeer In My Saami...

I first fell in love with Sweden when I came here in 1996 for the first time and in 2012 decided that I had one more move left in me before settling down. The one thing that I have learned in Sweden is that no matter how much you think you know about this country there is always some beautiful part waiting to be...

It would take more than a novel to describe the life of Linda Olsson. The Swedish-born, New Zealand-based writer, who studied law and went on to work in banking, has led what some would call a peripatetic existence since leaving Sweden in 1986 with her family, intending to live in Nairobi for three years. Several...

It’s a bright Saturday morning in Stockholm and the sound of squealing children radiates through the air like the summer sun. You don’t need to be a parent to know that a squeal is far different from a scream, and it is sheer delight and excitement that spills from the mouths of these youngsters who are lucky enough...

Riding the subway in Stockholm should come with a warning: get off at every station. Said to be the longest art exhibition in the world, the 110 kilometre-long subway system redefines what public transport should, and can be. Okay, some are nicer (read: less tacky) than others, but seriously, what other city would...

An 81-metre tower will be placed in Eurovision Village in Kungsträdgården as part of Stockholm’s Eurovision celebrations. Starting 29 April, visitors can visit the City Skyliner attraction for a different view of the inner city. “We are proud to offer a spectacular family attraction with 360-degree panoramic views...