The time has come - the festival opens today!

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The day is finally here and Stockholm International Film Festival welcomes you with open arms to this year’s festival. The minister for culture, Amanda Lind, will open the festival in front of 50 people at Biograf Skandia at 5.30pm today. This is followed by a screening of Mona Fastvold’s The World to Come. This year’s new entity - Festival on Demand will be available from today until the end of the festival. Festival on Demand gives you the opportunity to watch festival film when, and where, it suits you.

We welcome you to take part in a safe festival. Today’s program contains, among others, Matteo Garrone’s interpretation of Pinnochio where we experience the classic story as a darker, realistic and grown up fairy tale. If historical depiction is up your alley we recommend Persian Lessons where Vadim Perelman balances the dark history of the Holocaust with absurd predicaments in the fight for survival. 

Here are the links for some of today’s films:

Pinocchio - Matteo Garrone (11/11, 18/11, 21/11) 

Lektioner i Persiska - Vadim Perelman (11/11, 13/11, 15/11)  

The Man Who Sold His Skin - Kaouther Ben Hania (11/11, 15/11, 18/11) Festival On Demand  

Milestone - Ivan Ayr (11/11, 21/11)  

The Intruder - Natalia Meta (11/11, 15/11)

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