This year, I’ve been honored to review the Oscar-nominated Swedish film directed by Hannes Holm, A Man Called Ove, based on Fredrik Backman’s bestselling novel. It stars veteran Swedish actor ...
Just a few more days before Christmas and this post is dedicated to those last minute shoppers who can’t think of anything to give. Here are some unique Swedish gift ideas that you can get right here in Toronto (and elsewhere in Canada, I’m sure!). What better way to show your love of Sweden than […]
UPDATED: DECEMBER 24, 2016 Christmas is in the air now that we passed the first advent and December 1st is tomorrow! I finally took some time to post about Swedish eats and Christmas food is among the best in Sweden. I have a whole post dedicated to setting up a Christmas table (Julbord) in Canada. […]
Yes, it’s been awhile, but I finally got some time to sit down and write a post about an important event in Toronto – TIFF 2016 from September 8-18th! There usually is a great selection of Scandinavian films, as those Nordic folks are masters of melancholy movies. Here’s your chance to see a Nordic film primarily […]
I can’t believe how fast the Christmas season came this year! 2015 has flown by for me, but I’m excited for this year’s SWEA Christmas Festival, This year they have chosen Pippi Longstockings as a theme, the beloved, rebellious Swedish girl character we all know from our childhood. Written by the revered Astrid Lindgren, Pippi […]
This year has been busy with the launch of our new Nordic language school right here in Toronto! This explains my sparse posting habits, but I promise to get this going too. We begin with Swedish, since that’s the language I’m obviously connected to most. Many of you following my blog have been writing me […]
TIFF 2015 is truly an exciting time in Toronto! Celebrities abound, the cool, crisp air signals Fall and there is an excellent selection of Scandinavian films that will stimulate you intellectually as well as emotionally. I truly love watching films from different countries. It gives you a sneak peek into the cultures around the world. […]
HOTDOCS FILM FESTIVAL APRIL 23-MAY 3, 2015. A couple of Swedish documentary films in this year’s 2015 selection have a lot to do with today’s woes in the world. There is an emotionally charged film about twin refugees seeking solace in Sweden (one of the world’s most open countries) and dealing with their emotional baggage, as well as one about faking a […]