Doc Lounge Malmö

Something to be copied. And easy to do so…  Just came back from Malmö from a visit to a so called Doc Lounge. Which is ”the soft hang-out spot for documentary film lovers in Malmö, (where you can) meet the world of documentaries in a club environment with cozy sofas, nice cushions, carpets, bar, live music and cool DJ´s.” Could also be called café cinemas. Screenings every monday. Support from local authorities and svt, Swedish Television! Tonite an event in collaboration with the Nordisk Panorama festival that runs until October 1.

A very well visited sneak preview of ”Young Freud in Gaza” by PeÅ Holmqvist and Susanne Khardalian. An excellent filmic inside look at everyday life and problems as they are met and seen primarily through the eyes of young Ayed, who is the only field psychologist in northern Gaza.

What a character this young man is for a film. And how charming he is in his philanthropic mission: to help things get better for patients in an area full of hot political problems. The couple filmed during two years 2006-2008, when Gaza was isolated from the world, and the film has a harmonic and peaceful rythm that gives space for the characters to be developed for a viewer, who switches between laughter and grief. A film that will go all over. And will be premiered in cinemas in Sweden in November.

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Tue Steen Müller
Tue Steen Müller

Müller, Tue Steen
Documentary Consultant and Critic, DENMARK

Worked with documentary films for more than 20 years at the Danish Film Board, as press officer, festival representative and film consultant/commissioner. Co-founder of Balticum Film and TV Festival, Filmkontakt Nord, Documentary of the EU and EDN (European Documentary Network).
Awards: 2004 the Danish Roos Prize for his contribution to the Danish and European documentary culture. 2006 an award for promoting Portuguese documentaries. 2014 he received the EDN Award “for an outstanding contribution to the development of the European documentary culture”. 2016 The Cross of the Knight of the Order for Merits to Lithuania. 2019 a Big Stamp at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox. 2021 receipt of the highest state decoration, Order of the Three Stars, Fourth Class, for the significant contribution to the development and promotion of Latvian documentary cinema outside Latvia. In 2022 he received an honorary award at DocsBarcelona’s 25th edition having served as organizer and programmer since the start of the festival.
From 1996 until 2005 he was the first director of EDN (European Documentary Network). From 2006 a freelance consultant and teacher in workshops like Ex Oriente, DocsBarcelona, Archidoc, Documentary Campus, Storydoc, Baltic Sea Forum, Black Sea DocStories, Caucadoc, CinéDOC Tbilisi, Docudays Kiev, Dealing With the Past Sarajevo FF as well as programme consultant for the festivals Magnificent7 in Belgrade, DOCSBarcelona, Verzio Budapest, Message2Man in St. Petersburg and DOKLeipzig. Teaches at the Zelig Documentary School in Bolzano Italy.

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