We’re proud to say it: Way Out West is Sweden’s third largest film festival and Northern Europe’s largest combined music and film festival! Now we are making our first release of movies and titles for this year’s program. The films are shown on our outdoor cinema when darkness falls and at iconic Hagabion and other theatres around Gothenburg. All titles released so far below!
Among the titles is a series of premieres of music documentaries about Aretha Franklin, Suede, New Order, Leonard Cohen, the reggae legends in Inna de Yard and the film Rudeboy tells the story of the mythical record company Trojan Records.
We also show the innovative hybrid film A Stranger by Mikel Cee Karlsson and in the film Push, the documentary filmmaker Fredrik Gjertten talks about one of the West’s biggest problems: the housing shortage. We’re doing the world premiere of director Agnieszka Lukasiak’s film Can This Be You? which investigates why two activists crossed the border and began to use violence for their ideological beliefs.
For the second year in a row, Way Out West also premieres TV series. The first episode of the upcoming season of the Swedish favorite Vår tid är nu is shown at our outdoor cinema in Slottsskogen, followed by the first episode of the miniseries Everything I don’t remember based on Jonas Hassen Khemiris novel with the same name.
We’re also proud to welcome director Johannes Nyholm back to the festival with the amazing and gripping horror film Koko-di Koko-da, which premiered at Sundance earlier this year.
The Brink, Anthropocene – the human epoch, Josefin & FlorinMating, The Revenge of the Diva, The Unpromised Land, The heart is a drum and Everything we own will meet Way Out West’s audience.
More movies and titles will be added before the festival. The final film program will contain some 40 titles. Dig into the first film announcement here.