Show me Love (Fucking Åmål), director: Lukas Moodysson, Demark, Sweden, 1998, 89 mins
1999 Karlovy Vary IFF – Audience Award
1999 European Film Award – Nomination for the Best Film
Directorial debut of Lukas Moodysson and a hit movie in Europe. A story of a teenage girl, Agnes, who falls in love with her classmate, Elin. In Sweden “Fucking Amal” had a total audience similar to “Titanic” and Ingmar Bergman himself called Moodysson’s film „the first masterpiece of a young master.
Together (Tillsammans), director: Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, Denmark, Italy, 2000, 106 mins
2000 European Film Award – Nomination for the European Discovery of the Year
2000 Flanders International Film Festival Ghent – Award for the Best Director
In 1975, inStockholm, housewife Elisabeth leaves her abusive and drunken husband Rolf. She moves with her two children to a hippie commune. Tired with her marriage she wants to start her life again. The film met with enthusiastic acclaim at the Venice Film Festival. A brilliant comedy where thorough social observation is combined with pros and cons of being together and shown with a lot of humour.
Lilya 4-ever, director: Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, Denmark, 2002, 109 mins
2002 Academy Award – Nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film
2002 FIPRESCI Award for the Best Director
A poor village in Estonia. 14-year-old Lilya, abandoned by her mother, is fantasizing about a better life. Her dreams are supposed to come true in Sweden, together with Andrei she falls in love with.
A hole in my hart (Ett hål i mitt hjärta), director: Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, Denmark, 2004, 98 mins
2004 European Film Award – Nomination for the Best European Film of the Year
2005 New Horizons Festival – Nomination for the Festival’s Grand Prix Award – Audience Award
The story revolves around a man who shoots an amateur porn film in his decrepit apartment with his friend Geko and an attention-seeking starlet Tess. All this time his teenage son stays in his room and watches his father’s excesses.
Container, director: Lukas Moodysson, Sweden, 2006, 72 mins
2006 New Horizons Festival – Nomination for the Festival’s Grand Prix Award – Audience Award
A black and white movie that shows a conflict between a soul and a body of a transvestite – an obese and unattractive man who feels a small and delicate Asian woman inside. He tries to understand himself and wants to be accepted by the people around. The film is accompanied by Jena Malone’s uninterrupted monologue when she reads a text in a delicate and piercing voice.
Mammoth, director: Lukas Moodysson, Denmark, Sweden, Germany, 2009, 125 mins
2009 Berlin IFF – Nomination for the Golden Bear Award
A marriage from New York is separated by their carriers and thousands of kilometres. The film is a fascinating journey to the three corners of the world, where the greatest passions of the contemporary world – love and money – know no bounds. International film stars – Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams. The picture touches your heartstrings like a “Babel” but it locks the four main stories in a much more convincing way.
Lukas Moodysson’s Retrospective was prepared in the cooperation with the Swedish Film Institute.