Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international bestselling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when it’s shared.
One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.
Sigrid Sandström was born in 1970 in Stockholm, Sweden and currently Professor of Fine Arts at the Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm. She studied at Cooper Union School of Art, Academie Minerva, Groningen, The Netherlands (BFA 1997), attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2000) and received an MFA in Painting from Yale University in 2001. She has exhibited widely since then, with solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Houston and her native Sweden. Sandström’s work was included in the Contemporary Arts Museum of Houston’s 25th anniversary exhibition, Perspectives @ 25. Her first solo museum exhibition, Ginnungagap: Recent Works by Sigrid Sandstrom, was mounted in 2006 at the Frye Art Museum, Seattle, WA. Curated by Robin Held, it was accompanied by a full- color catalogue. Sandström’s video work was featured in the 2005 solo exhibition Her Black Flags:Video projections by Sigrid Sandström, at Mills College Art Museum, Oakland, CA.
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Honorary Consul General, Astrid Marklund was invited to The Greater Houston Partnership to present “Doing Business with Sweden” for their members. They have a program “Coffee with the Consuls”. Jonas Dahlström was together with Patrik Swahn, General Manager Stena Bulk in Houston invited to sit in the panel and had a very interesting panel discussion after Astrids presentation. This is a very good opportunity to market Sweden and the possibilities for other organizations to do business with Sweden.
Russ Capper, GHP Astrid Marklund, Hon. Consul General Jonas Dahlström, Nynäs Patrik Svahn, Stena Bulk
On June 6, 2015 The Consulate General of Sweden, The Swedish Club of Houston, The Swedish American Chamber of Commerce, SWEA, and friends all came together to celebrate Sweden’s National Day on June 6th. A true celebration, with authentic Swedish foods, games, and music. Continue reading →