Show Me Cinema

Show Me Cinema

by David Alkhed

Show Me Cinema #15: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

If you’re Swedish you definitely know who Lisbeth Salander is and if you haven’t read them you have definitely heard of the Millenium Trilogy. Written by journalist-author Stieg Larsson and published posthumously, the trilogy of books have sold over 80 million copies worldwide and made Lisbeth Salander and Mikael Blomkvist household names. The books becameContinue reading “Show Me Cinema #15: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)”

Show Me Cinema #13: The Girls

As established in my review for her directorial debut Loving Couples from back in April, Mai Zetterling was not afraid to shake things up or upset the establishment and desired to make films that directly dealt with feminism, sexuality and the patriarchy. But this came with a price. Despite the controversy and supposed international successContinue reading “Show Me Cinema #13: The Girls”

Show Me Cinema #3: Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)

Once I decided that I would cover mainly Swedish cinema for A Fistful of Film, one of the first thoughts that entered my head was “when are you gonna cover Bergman and where do you start?” Without a doubt the most internationally renowned and influential Swedish filmmaker who’s ever lived, it might’ve seemed obvious toContinue reading “Show Me Cinema #3: Smiles of a Summer Night (1955)”

Show Me Cinema #2: And Then We Danced (2019)

Right from the beginning of And Then We Danced, we sense that Georgia is a country steeped in tradition. The film begins with black-and-white documentary footage of Georgian dancers performing concerts all over the world are intercut with the first few opening credits, then it cuts to our main characters practicing their own dancing routines.Continue reading “Show Me Cinema #2: And Then We Danced (2019)”


My name is David Alkhed. This is what you need to know about me; I’m 19 (almost 20) and I’m an aspiring filmmaker from Sweden and hardcore cinephile. I like to read about cinema history and watch all kinds of films, old and new, foreign or domestic, big-budget or low-budget, good or bad, anything I can get my hands on. My favorite movie is Sergio Leone’s Once Upon a Time in America. My favorite filmmakers include Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Leone, Michael Mann, George Miller, Andrei Tarkovsky, Dario Argento, Park Chan-wook and many more.

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