The film guide to Stockholm
"Film has dreams, film has music. No form of art transcends ordinary consciousness the way film does, delving straight into our emotions, deep into the twilight room of the soul.”
Filmhuset (The Film House) is home to one of the city’s largest cinemas and to the Swedish Film Institute. It may often be described as an ugly yet enticing 1970s concrete monstrosity, but we love it! In addition to the national film activities that take place here, movies are screened six days per week. Concrete and sharp lines offer a contrast to the rolling grass of the Gärdet plain outside. The architecture offers numerous nods to the movie world: the windows resemble the sides of a roll of film; the entire building is shaped like a camera, and the elevator doors are inspired by makeup mirrors. From above, the building looks like a roll of film.