The Swedish Theory of Love


Direction: Erik Gandini
Production: Erik Gandini, Juan Pablo Libossart
Photography: Vania Tegamelli, Carl Nilsson
Edition: Johan Söderberg
Country: Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Year: 2016
Duration: 76'
Language: Swedish, English
National Premiere


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? 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.


Sunday 14 | 19:00 | Octubre CCC

Erik Gandini (Sweden, 1967) is a director, producer, and writer born in Bergamo. He has directed numerous films and documentaries highlighting: Sacrificio: Who Betrayed Che Guevara? codirected with Tarik Saleh, Coral award winner in the Latin-American International New Film Festival in 2001; Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers awarded in IDFA and Videocracy, award winning in TIFF, Sheffield, the Golden Graal and the Tempo Documentary Award in 2010. He is one of the founders of the Swedish company Atmo.

  • The Rebel Surgeon (2017)
  • The Swedish Theory of Love (2015)
  • Cosmopolitanism (2015)
  • Videocracy (2009)
  • Gitmo (2005)
  • Surplus. Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003)
  • Sacrificio. Who Betrayed Che Guevara (2001)
  • Amerasians (1999)
  • DocVille International Documentary Film Festival
  • Stockholm Film Festival
  • TIFF. Mejor Documental (2009)
  • IDFA
  • Docs Against Gravity Film Festival
  • Transatlantyk Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
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