In the Italian Cafébabel I write about the first part of Stieg Larsson’s triology Millenium al cinema, ma senza “suspense svedese”. Not my favourite film, but I was not a fan to begin with. What do you think ?
It is very interesting to read about the La Bola de Cristal TV-programme on post-Franco dictatorship Spanish TV. As a representative of La Movida, it seemed to tackle difficult topics with a particular punk rock style.
Of course, it was the aftermath of dictatorship that opened the door to pent up creativity. But there was a similar spirit of the times in Sweden in the 80's too.