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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?



Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

Visegrad? Where the hell is that?

With this daring motto, playfully ironic visual design and primarily interesting film selection, Visegrad Film Festival presented its programme in Cork, Ireland. How was it, where does it go and why is it actually held in Ireland?

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- 26.9.2016 -

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

A Showcase of Asian Documentary Film Jewels? TIDF!

The interest in all things Asian is growing faster than capital markets in the global world. That goes for documentary films as well. The contemporary production of Asian documentary filmmakers is regularly presented by Taiwan International Documentary Festival.

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- 12.9.2016 -

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

Gulîstan, Land of Roses Wins Prestigious Doc Alliance Selection Award at Locarno IFF

On Sunday, August 7, young director Zaynê Akyol became the 9th winner of the unique Doc Alliance Selection Award that is awarded since 2008 by the international Doc Alliance platform. The Kurdish director based in Canada received the award during an award ceremony at Locarno IFF. Along with the award, the filmmaker also received financial support of 5.000 euro for her future film.

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- 8.8.2016 -

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