The festival of 1991 

ILLEGAL HAMLET
During the first outdoor screening in Kungsträdgården in 1991, »Hamlet« is screened without a permit, and the police are "really pissed". Ernst-Hugo Järegård presents the film without a microphone, and uses his "Theatre voice" and receives a bunch of roses and a limousine transport as a thank you. Nowadays, Sommarbio (Summer cinema) is a summer tradition in the Swedish capital, usually enjoyed with a picnic basket and blanket in Rålambshovsparken – or a picnic chair for the more comfortable cinema visitors.

TRIER SPEAKS OUT
Lars von Trier visited the festival in 1991 and dissed the host country's film production. Swedish film is "the most boring in the world", said the Dane who's scared of flying.

This year's festival poster

Winners at Stockholm Film Festival 1991 

Best Film: Europa, Lars von Trier 
1 km film Grant: Johan Camitz 
Stockholm Lifetime Achievement Award: Dennis Hopper 
The FIPRESCI Award for Best Film: Leningrad, November (Leningrad. Noyabr) Andreas Christoph Schmidt, O. Morozov 

 

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