Stockholm My Love

Neneh Cherry, director Mark Cousins and cinematographer Christopher Doyle create an inventive docu-style fiction and a love song to the Swedish city.

Mark Cousins and Neneh Cherry team up for this superb ‘is it a doc, or is it fiction’ film. Cherry’s Alva struggles under steely skies of Stockholm with debilitating depression from a trauma a year earlier. Bunking off work, she takes us through the city, exploring buildings, bridges, a cinema, each place revealing more about her state of mind. Taking in the immigrant experience, her relationship with her father, Stockholm’s history, we slowly work towards the tragedy, which is devastatingly revealed. Exquisitely photographed by Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) this is a visceral, music and poetry-filled exploration of grief, but one that also examines the glorious moments when Alva emerges from that state.

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In cinemas from 16 June 2017

On BFI Player from 16 June 2017

On BFI DVD/Blu-ray from 26 June 2017
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Special Q&A screenings

15 June
Watershed, Bristol Q&A with Mark Cousins / Neneh Cherry

16 June
BFI Southbank, London Q&A with Mark Cousins / Neneh Cherry

17 June
HOME, Manchester Q&A with Mark Cousins

18 June
Tyneside, Newcastle Q&A with Mark Cousins

19 June
Filmhouse, Edinburgh Q&A with Mark Cousins / Neneh Cherry

23 June
Curzon Soho, London Q&A with Neneh Cherry / Cameron McVey

Other screenings

16 June
BFI Southbank
HOME, Manchester
Queen’s Film Theatre, Belfast
Tyneside, Newcastle
Filmhouse, Edinburgh
Glasgow Film Theatre

17, 18 & 21 June
Barbican, London

17, 18 & 22 June
FACT, Liverpool

25 June
Tramshed, Cardiff

11 July
Hyde Park, Leeds

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