The International Festival of Films on Art - 39TH Edition from March 16 to 28, 2021

The Man Who Played With Fire

Sweden | 2019 | 99 min
Swedish, English | Subtitles in English
Editing: Kalle Lindberg
Cinematographer: Anders Bohman, Sven Lindahl
Production: Fredrik Heinig, Mattias Nohrborg
Script: Olof Berglind
Composition: Andreas Mattsson
Director: Henrik Georgsson


Quebec Premiere

The journalist Stieg Larsson, author of the well-known Millenium crime trilogy, died of a heart attack in 2004. He dedicated much of his own life to documenting society’s dark forces, researching far-right ideologies around the world. This documentary, directed by Henrik Georgsson, is a fascinating but alarming look at Sweden from the 1960s until today. The portrait of a man who fought to have his message heard by as many people as possible.

Volvo Scandinavian Film Festival (2019)
Sundance Film Festival, USA (2019)
Transatlantyk Festival, Poland (2019)


Henrik Georgsson

Henrik Georgsson is the director behind the celebrated tv-series “The Bridge”. He has directed other popular tv series, such as “Wallander” and “Blue Eyes”. He studied documentary directing at Dramatiska Institutet in Stockholm, and most recently wrapped on the British Nordic-noir tv-series “Marcella” which is available on itv and Netflix.

Biographies have been provided by third parties.
Filmography | Stieg Larsson: The Man Who Played With Fire (2018) ; Marcella (2016) ; The Bridge: Season 3 (2015) ; Blue Eyes (2014) ; The Bridge: Season 2 (2013) ; Bragden (2012)

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