Stockholm Feminist Film Festival highlights female film pioneer Mai Zetterling
The 2020 edition of Stockholm Feminist Film Festival will celebrate the director, screenwriter and actress Mai Zetterling.
Mai Zetterling (1925-1994) was one of the first significant female directors of feature films, as well as the first director of films with a feminist theme targeted at a mainstream audience. Already in her feature debut Loving Couples (Älskande par, 1964), Mai Zetterling derives as a wilful and highly opinionated creator of rich images. She has more in common with filmmakers like Luis Buñuel, Alf Sjöberg and Ingmar Bergman, than with political social realists of the 1960s and 70s.
Stockholm Feminist Film Festival will screen several of Zetterling’s films and host panels on her work. Furthermore, the Swedish Film Institutes brand new photo exhibition about Mai Zetterling will have its premiere at the festival.
Mai Zetterling was a pioneer and has become a central figure for feminist film scholars. We are looking forward to show Zetterling’s work and discuss her importance in the history of film, says Stephanie Thögersen, Festival Director, Stockholm Feminist Film Festival.
The Stockholm Feminist Film Festival is the largest festival for women’s films in Scandinavia. The festival screen films by female directors and films about women’s lives and experiences. The 2020 edition of the festival will take place February 26 to March 1, 2020. More information about the festival is to be found at sthlmfemfilm.se.