The Swedish Theory of Love

The Swedish theory of love explains that all real relationships are based on freedom and independence from other people. This philosophy is based on a manifesto written in 1972, cialis and it is one of the cornerstones of the Swedish welfare state. The Swedish Theory of Love is a look into the effects that such freedom can have on an individual living in 2015. Depression, decease social exclusion and involuntary isolation; the culture of independence does not suit everyone.

Director Erik Gandini’s film is a thorough look at the Swedish values. Gandini shows us the dark underbelly of the individualistic society, stomach where social security is supposed to take care of the ones left alone. On the other hand, Gandini also explains the ambitious social aspirations aiming to change the culture of isolation and create a country where warmth and closeness strive. Sweden is a progressive and exemplary nation, but still far from perfect.

Aleksi Vauhkonen / Translation: Tuomo Karvonen

Picture: Fasad

Language: Swedish, English
Subtitles: English

  • Director: Erik Gandini
  • Country: Sweden
  • Year: 2015
  • Length: 80 min
  • Age limit: S
  • Format: DCP
  • Cinematography: Vania Tegamelli, Carl Nilsson
  • Editing: Johan Söderberg
  • Production: Erik Gandini & Juan Pablo Libossart/Fasad


  • Cinema Sõprus: Thursday 28.01 - 19:00