Vinterviken

Vinterviken ★★½

“Who's been shooting in the bedroom?”

As a way to do something special for the students before they go on a break for a week, we took to the big concert hall in the school and made them watch this dated 90s-romance. Though to be honest, for a Swedish film in the 90s with very hamfisted moral messages about racism and peer-pressure, this isn’t quite as bad as expected. The musical score is pretty solid and the film has a consistently funny tone (the biggest highlight for me was to see which jokes resonated with the students and which didn’t). Ultimately it’s not enough; the script may be sincere and the actors does their best, but the film juggles too many themes and tones to ever come off as something sharp.

Films seen in school