Erik Gandini
The Swedish Theory of Love
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The Swedish Theory of Love

The Swedish Theory of Love

Erik Gandini

2016
76 min.
Sweden, Norway and Denmark
English and Swedish
Subtitles: Catalan and Spanish

The stereotype defines Sweden as a perfect society with a very high quality of life. But is it really a happy country?

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Direction
Erik Gandini
Executive Production
Erik Gandini, Juan Pablo Libossart
Sound
Hans Møller, Kevin Bavnhøj, Brian Dyrby
Distribution
DocsBarcelona Distribution
Production
Fasad Cine AB
Screenplay
Erik Gandini
Photography
Vania Tegamelli, Carl Nilsson
Editing
Johan Söderberg
Music
Johan Söderberg
Synopsis

The stereotype defines Sweden as a perfect society with a very high quality of life. But is it really a happy country? Is it possible that the most self-sufficient and independent people in the world are unsatisfied? Without the need to ask for help or favours, human contact is reduced to the minimum. There is an increasing number of single mums who have children through artificial insemination. The number of people who die alone is growing year after year. Is it worth assuming isolation and loneliness in order to have a self-sufficient, independent life? Iconoclastic filmmaker Erik Gandini explores the Swedish way of life with a sense of humour, considering how a secure and easy life can turn into an empty and lonely existence.

About the direction
Erik Gandini

Erik Gandini

Director

Erik Gandini was born in Italy in 1967. He is a producer and director, known for Videocracy (2009),...

Awards and festivals

DocsBarcelona
Spain, 2016
Docville
Belgium, 2016
CPH:DOX
Denmark, 2015
IDFA
Netherlands, 2015
Erik Gandini
The Swedish Theory of Love
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