Screen Talk: Lukas Moodysson
Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson joins us to discuss his filmmaking career and the making of his first TV series Gösta.
Swedish writer-director Lukas Moodysson joins us to discuss his filmmaking career and the making of his first TV series Gösta. Set in rustic Småland, this loving satire about a kindly child psychologist (played by rising Midsommar star Vilhelm Blomgren) has been described by its creator as "a mix of comedy and Dostoevsky - as funny as possible and as serious as possible." Raised in provincial Sweden, Moodysson made an immediate mark on global cinema with 1998's Show Me Love: a hugely acclaimed coming-of-age drama depicting the awkward romance between two teenage girls in a boring small town. His seemingly effortless blend of empathy and insight continued two years later with Together, a humorous portrait of an idealistic commune in 1970s Stockholm. The filmmaker took a darker turn with third feature Lilya- 4-ever (2002), a drawn from real life tale of sexual slavery, and the experimental porn exploration A Hole in My Heart (2004). He made his English language debut with 2009's Mammoth, starring Michelle Williams and Gael Garcia Bernal, followed by a triumphant return to Swedish storytelling with 2013's We Are the Best!, an exuberant adaptation of his wife Coco's girl-punk graphic novel.
This talk will be hosted by Sarah Lutton, BFI London Film Festival Programme Advisor, Nordic Region.
See details of the LFF Special Presentation of Gösta.