27 January - 6 February 2012
The Göteborg International Film Festival is the annual film festival held in Gothenburg, Sweden. Launched in 1979 it is the leading film festival in Scandinavia and – with an audience of 200,000 visitors a year – one of the largest festivals in the world.
It's kind of funny. I live here in Gothenburg, where the festival is taking place yet the films available to me here, according to region(?), for online view at MUBI I can count on one hand. I understand it has to do with rights and so forth but kind of contradictory of the idea, is it not? If I don't have time to view all the films I want at the festival, should I not be able to view them at a more suitable time for me at the same fee during the duration of the festival which is about 10 days? Maybe 'funny' is not the word I really want to use.