Film from Uppland

Seven of the best of this year’s regional films. A new generation of filmmakers holding up a mirror unto their surroundings, in films that move through their inner and outer worlds. It’s a versatile set of films, firmly planted in the local here and now, but also about stretching to reach beyond what’s right in front of you, whether that may be absent or present family members, the world we live in, or even your own identity.

TUE 25/10, 19:00 REGINA

The father, the taxi and the night

A short documentary about a father’s experiences as a taxi driver through the eyes of his daughter.

Sweden 2021 / 5:57 / Director: Parisa Rezai Lindorm / Producer: Parisa Rezai Lindorm


The narrator of this film is anxious about their future and has large holes in their memory. So the narrator takes it upon themselves to get their fortune told so that they could feel more secure about what’s to come.

Sweden 2022 / 9:45 / Director: Astor Cueva / Producer: Astor Cueva


A man who has lost everything in life uses his last money to buy an incredible pill from the back alleys of the internet. It should give him the ability to fly, but can he be sure that he has not been deceived? Now he is standing on the roof of a high-rise building, ready to swallow the pill and take the step.

Sweden 2022 / 10:32 / Director: Tomas Paulsson  / Producer: Tomas Paulsson

Forget me not

At his host family’s house in Uppsala, Mohammed receives pleas of help from his family trapped in the latest bombings of Gaza. He feels powerless and incapable but with the help of his host family and friends he realizes that hopelessness is not an option.

Sweden 2022 / 11:15 / Director: Mohammad Al-Majdalawi / Producer: Manolo Diaz Rämö


Josef is a naive young man who is in love with his best friend Salim. One day Salim decides to leave Josef and Uppsala where they have lived for the past few years. Josef now tries, as a last effort, to get Salim to change his mind.

Sweden 2022 / 8:36 / Director: Emma Nyrén / Producer: Alberto Anturi Bustos

The Third

Two friends meet every night and are followed by a third party.

Sweden 2022 / 4:53 / Director: David Strandberg / Producer: David Strandberg


A dystopic and dark movement from anxiety and maybe towards hope.

Sweden 2022 / 29:47 / Director: Peter I Östlund / Producer: Peter I Östlund