Swedish Film Season at the V&A Museum of Childhood


A season of three Swedish films chosen to complement the Century of the Child: Nordic Design for Children from 1900 to today exhibition.

2018 film series web flyer
Swedish film season at V&A Museum of Childhood 2018


We Are The Best! (Moodysson, 2013)

Two misfit girls in 1980’s Stockholm decide to form a punk band – despite not having any instruments or discernible musical talent and being told by everyone that punk is dead.

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Roslyn Law, Consultant Clinical Pscyhologist, Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families
  • Kirsty Lohman, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow “Punk, Politics and Gender in the UK”, University of Surrey
  • Pia Lundberg, Cultural Attaché of the Swedish Embassy in London


My Life As A Dog (Hallström, 1985)

Ingemar’s mother is ill, exhausted, and exasperated with both him and his older brother who constantly fight, so he is sent away from his beloved home and dog to live in a village full of eccentrics in this Golden Globe-winning and Oscar-nominated film.

The film screening will be followed by a panel discussion with:


Let The Right One In (Alfredson, 2008)

Lonely 12-year-old Oskar is bullied by his classmates. A new friendship develops when Eli, a pale, serious young girl who only comes out at night moves in next door…

Followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Stacey Abbott, Reader in Film and Television Studies and author of “Undead Apocalypse: Vampires and Zombies in the 21st Century, “ University of Roehampton
  • Steve Baker, Association of Child Psychotherapists
  • Johan Hallström, Film Programmer and Actor