Posts by Alexander Brett

Film Review: Midsommar – Horror in Broad Daylight

The horror of Midsommar is at the expense of the Swedish tourist board. Not only was the film shot in Hungary, but its reimagining of Sweden’s summer festivities left gullible Americans concerned

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Film Review: ‘Marianne and Leonard: Words of Love’ – Cohen and His Norwegian Muse

Tall, deep-voiced and irresistibly handsome: the enigma of Leonard Cohen has faded little since his death in 2016. He was the poet turned singer that made depression sexy. Walking in

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In Conversation: Moa Herngren, Creator of ‘Bonus Family’

Following the fall-out of two divorces, and the subsequent merging of families, Bonus Family (Bonusfamiljen) is the closest Sweden has come to a soap opera. It ran for three series and

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Top Five Scandinavian Comedy Series Available in the UK

It might be just ‘Nordic noir’ that’s made it to international audiences so far, but Nordic comedy is beginning to emerge too. Let’s round up some of the best series

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Introducing the Reykjavik International Film Festival

The Reykjavik International Film Festival (RIFF) takes place in Reykjavík this September, bringing together talent from across the globe. Over eleven days visitors and locals are treated to films that rival those

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How to Celebrate Swedish Midsummer

Now a celebration of holidays, Midsummer celebrations were traditionally held to welcome a season of fertility.  Today, Midsummer is a festival so large it rivals Christmas. The streets of Stockholm

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Top Five Swedish Fashion Brands Available in the UK

With the H&M empire expanding and new brands starting up, Swedish fashion has never been easier to find in the UK. Let’s round up the top five largest fashion houses on

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Happy Syttende Mai, Norway!

Brazilians have their carnival, the Irish Saint Patrick’s Day. Norway has Syttende Mai (17th May), its’ national day, an annual celebration at home and abroad that commemorates the signing of their

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Magnum, Gestuz and Stine Bramsen: A Colourful Cocktail of Creativity

Ice cream brand Magnum marks its thirtieth anniversary this year, and to celebrate its Danish team has brought in Stine Bramsen, lead singer of the newly-reformed band Alphabeat, and founder

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UNIQLO Launches in Denmark with ‘Always At Home’ Campaign

Leading Japanese apparel company UNIQLO celebrate their arrival in Denmark this month by launching an new ‘Always at Home’ campaign, celebrating the Scandinavian balance of simplicity and innovation. To help them

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