About CO.Film & Christina Olofson

Welcome to CO.Film

CO.Film is a Swedish production company that has been active since 1990. It was founded by director and producer Christina Olofson, who has been creating films since 1974. 

She has directed and produced a number of feature films and feature length documentaries. Her films has been awarded many prizes, and broadcasters throughout the world have purchased them. 

Notable works include A Woman is a risky Bet – Six Orchestra Conductors (1987), Truth or Dare (1997) and A Different Way (2003). Recent works include The Steel-Iron-Grey Sky (2013).

Current Projects (2015)

Christina is working on the documentary "Secrets of Animal Anatomy". Secrets of Animal Anatomy explores the relationship between the work of science and the work of art, between Human and animal, and of the power that we hold over them. Knowledge is power, a saying that was established at the rise of the science movement. Artist Eva Dahlin research through drawing the details of dissected fish and the museums preserved animals.

Science, art and movie mix together in the project. The idea of this movie is to budge the image of life and subsistence, to broaden the horizons and to shatter the expected.

She is also working on a radio program about female conductors, for Sveriges Radio P2. 


About CO.Film & Christina Olofson

CHRISTINA OLOFSON, is one of the most notable of contemporary Swedish filmmakers.

 She works as director and producer and has her own production company, later called CO.Film, since 1974. She's not afraid to go her own way, to experiment with new forms or deal with subject considered to be taboo. She has directed and produced a number of feature films and feature length documentaries. She has been awarded many prizes for her films, and broadcasters throughout the world have purchased them. 

Christina Olofson has held various board positions including the Swedish Film Institute, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Film Directors of Sweden, Women in Film and Television, Sweden, and vice president of FERA (Federation of European Film Directors). 

She has received a number of grants and awards for instance in 1989 the Mauritz Edström scholarship and in 1993 a 10-year scholarship from the Arts Council. 


Production History

In the mid 70’s she set up the production company Hagafilm with Göran du Rées. They produced and directed shorts and feature films. Among the features were: The tent – Who owns this world? (1978), The Painter (1982), and Where (1983). The Painter was shown at La Semaine de la Critique, Cannes as well as at the Moscow Film Festival 1983.

Eventually Christina started her own production company, CO.Film, and directed and produced the features A Woman is a risky Bet – Six Orchestra Conductors (1987), which got awarded many prizes and was purchased by broadcasters throughout the world, Honey Wolves (1990) and Lines from the Heart (1996), which was the only Nordic contribution to the Venice Film Festival 1996.

One of her most noted documentaries is Darling Nina (1994) which deals with 
the sexual abuse of children. It was shown at Vue sur le Docs, Marseille and the Amsterdam Film Festival.

Truth or Dare (1997) was nominated Best Feature Film, children's section, at the Berlin Film Festival 1998, and received a Special Mention by the Children’s jury. The film was also nominated for a Guldbagge, Best Director and Best Script, and was awarded a Guldbagge 1998 for Best Script. In 1999 Christina Olofson received an award “Best Director” for Truth or Dare at the Film Festival in Poznan, Poland.

Happy End (1999) Harriet Andersson was nominated for a Guldbagge, Best Actress. In February 2001 her film Kattbreven/Touched by an Angel had its premier and it was extremely well received by the public as well as the critics.

In December 2003 Christina Olofson film A Different Way (2003) was be released. The film was nominated for European Film Awards, selected and screened in CinemaEuropa Viareggio, at the festivals in Haugesund, Copenhagen and Lübeck. It was also screened at Nuovo Cinema Svedese in Rome. 

Since then Christina Olofson has continued to created film. 

She has created short films like The Orange (2011) and I need you more than I love you and I love you to bits (2012), and many documentaries. 

Recent documentaries include
 three art movies with artist Eva Dahlin (2008-2014), The Steel-Iron-Grey Sky (2013), and Anna Lindh – Her Life, Her Legacy, The Assassination (2013)

A new documentary is in production with the working title Secrets of Animal Anatomy

Filmography

Movie posters can be found here.

2013 Anna Lindh – Her Life, Her Legacy, The Assassination
Anna Lindh - Människan, Ministern, Mordet
Documentary, 45 min

2013 The Steel-Iron-Grey Sky 
Stålhättor
Documentary, 59 min

2012 I need you more than I love you and I love you to bits
Jag behöver dig mer än jag älskar dig och jag älskar dig så himla mycket
Short movie, 28,45 min
Director Maria Eng, script Arvid Unsgaard
Producer Christina Olofson

2011 The Orange 
Apelsinen 
The Orange
Short movie, 8.30 min
Director Maria Eng, script Arvid Unsgaard,
Producer Christina Olofson 

2008 -2014 Art movies
ETT BLÄNK I ÖGAT GER EN ROSA BLICK 9,30 min 
BLÄNKER UNDER SKINNET 19,30 min 
QUID SPECTATIS - VAD GLOR DU PÅ? 9,40 min 
– About the artist Eva Dahlin

2007 Reflections of Erik 
Eriks fönster mot världen 
Short documentary,13,30 min
Director och producer Christina Olofson

2006 Keillers Park
Feature film 
Director Susanna Edwards
Producer Christina Olofson, Anna Pettersson, Solveig Nordlund

2005 Anette/Anette – Investigation Squad 
Anette/Anette - Krimjouren
Feature length documentary, 75 min
Co directed with Klara Björk

2003 A Different Way
Hannah med H
Feature film, 96 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

2003 Always on a Tuesday
Alltid på en tisdag
Directors: Pil Maria Gunnarsson Producent: Christina Olofson & Solveig Nordlund
Short movie    

2002 Skenäktenskap
Directors: Marcelo Racana 
Producer: Christina Olofson
Short movie, 27 min

2001 Touched by an Angel 
Kattbreven
Feature film, 90
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson
 
1999 Happy End
Feature film, 98
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1999 The Prompter 
Sufflösen
Feature film, 97 min
Directed by Hilde Heier. Produced by Christian Wildhagen
Co-production between Norge och Sverige.

1997 Truth or Dare
Sanning eller konsekvens
Feature film, 77 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1996 Lines from the heart 
I rollerna tre, 76 min
Feature length documentary

1995 Eve’s Daughters 
Evas Döttrar
Documentary, 56 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1994/95 Keep on Rolling
Rulla på 
Short movie, 15 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1994 Darling Nina 
Nina Älskling
Documentary, 62 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1992 An Ode to Stone 
Ode till stenen
Short movie, 20 min 
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1989/90 Honey Wolves 
Honungsvargar
Feature film, 98 min
Script by Christina Olofson, after Sun Axelssons novel
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1988/89 Tomorrow & Tomorrow & Tomorrow 
Imorron & Imorron & Imorron
Feature film, 74 min
Director: Stig Björkman, producer: Christina Olofson

1988 On Sunday I Shall Paint a Better Black Dot 
Nästa söndag ska jag måla en svart prick bättre
Short movie, 20 min
Directed by Christina Olofson and Lisa Hagstrand
Produced by Christina Olofson

1985/87 A Woman Is a Risky Bet – Six Orchestra Conductors 
Dirigenterna 
Feature length documentary, 80 min
Directed, cut och produced by Christina Olofson

1985 Meeting Flory 
Mötet med Flory
Short movie, 9.47 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson

1983/84 Never Again a War
Aldrig mera krig 
Short movie, 8 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson and Göran du Rées 

1982/83 Where Were You Jacob? 
Jacob - Smitaren
Feature film, 80 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson and Göran du Rées

1981/82 The Painter 
Målaren
Feature film, 93 min
Directed och produced by Christina Olofson and Göran du Rées

1980 Just a Kid 
Bara ett barn
Short movie, 35 min
Directed by Christina Olofson and Med Reventberg
Producered by Christina Olofson

1979 Desaparecidos, Los 
De försvunna
Feature film, 
Director: Sergio Castilla, producer: Christina Olofson

1979 Long Live the General Strike 
Leve den stora strejken
Documentary and movie, 45 min
Directed by Christina Olofson and Göran du Rées

1977/78 The Tent – Who Owns this World? 
Tältet – Vem tillhör världen?
Feature film, 83 min
Directed by Christina Olofson and Göran du Rées

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Press & photos

Link to album here. Movie posters can be found here.

Contact

Christina Olofson
Email: christina@co-film.se

CO.Film AB
Ringvägen 37
SE 118 63 Stockholm

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