The Swedish Theory of Love

NAME OF FILM: THE SWEDISH THEORY OF LOVE

DIRECTOR(S): Erik Gandini

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GENRE: Documentary Film

SYNOPSIS: In the 1970s, the Swedish government promoted a manifesto titled “The Family of the Future,” calling for a shift away from traditional households toward personal independence. In this inquisitive documentary, Erik Gandini (Videocracy) explores the troubling outcomes of this utopian effort; for example, one-quarter of Swedes now die alone. Through alluring cinematography and shocking anecdotes, Gandini offers a cautionary tale for our modern world.