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Frederik Gertten

Fredrik Gertten



Carl Fredrik von Gertten was born in 1956 in Malmö. Gertten worked as a journalist for newspapers, radio and television in Africa, Latin America, Asia and Europe during the 1980s and 1990s. In 1995 he published the travel book Ung man söker världen (Young man looking for the World) through the publisher Gong Gong förlag. He wrote for the newspaper Arbetet from 1990 until it ceased publication in 2000 and for Kvällsposten in 2001-2003. He has also been the producer of documentaries and entertainment shows for the Swedish television channels SVT, TV 4 and TV 3. During 2009, Gertten has raised considerable attention with the film Bananas!.

Maria and Her Shadow (58', Sweden, 2013)
Blådårar - om kärleken till ett fotbollslag (95´, Sweden, 1998)
Mordet på en tidning (50´, Sweden, 2000)
Vägen tillbaka - Blådårar 2 (78´, Sweden, 2002)
Bya Bye Malmö (85´, Sweden, 2002)
An Ordinary Family (59´, Sweden, 2005)
The Socialist, the Architect and the Twisted Tower (59´, Sweden, 2005)
Bananas!*/ Banány! (80´, Sweden, Denmark, 2009)



Bananas (Orig.) / 2009 / Sweden / 88 min

Can a group of poor Nicaraguans succeed in a trial against an American corporation?





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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