The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

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The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Eldsjäl » Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:07 am

Åmål Municipality just the other day released a schedule and some information on their oncoming “Fucking Åmål-veckan” - a chain of events celebrating the 20th anniversary all taking place in Åmål between 23-27 October. Pretty much all info on what they were planning was hidden before.

https://www.vastsverige.com/amal/evenemang/fucking-amal-veckan/

Some spokesperson stated last year that the ambitions on what to do with this were quite high; as an example they wanted to invite Lukas Moodysson and Alexandra Dahlström over to make a public appearance. I was skeptical about that in particular as Åmål is a pretty distant place to travel to, and Lukas have at least been invited to visit once before but turned down that offer. I can see now that they probably didn't succeed on that part, but there are still some interesting things going on. This includes multiple screenings of the film at the town's local cinema, a presentation about the film's initial premiere, some live performers doing covers of the FÅ soundtrack and a FÅ trivia quiz.

I'll be booking a hotel in Åmål very soon so that I can attend pretty much everything, that is to say if nothing else gets announced right away like Rebecka and Alexandra showing up on some anniversary event in Stockholm - which I suspected possibly could happen before - but yeah now it's getting kind of late for such an announcement.
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby fish » Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:51 am

Eldsjäl wrote:...I can attend pretty much everything...

Exciting times ahead. *:)*
I'm envious of you being able to attend.
I'd love to see lots of links and pics and whatever good things happen there.

I didn't think Lukas would attend but I had a feeling that Alex might if she was available.
Do you know for sure that she wont be there?
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Eldsjäl » Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:06 am

She could still show up for all I know, and I'm hopeful at least. :-) However I have a feeling that if they knew for certain that she'd come they'd have to mention that by now as this in itself surely would attract more people to the events.

I'll be reporting back to you guys on what's going on each day I'm there. :-) Looking forward to this!
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby fish » Thu Sep 06, 2018 5:18 am

Eldsjäl wrote:...I'll be reporting back to you guys on what's going on each day I'm there. :-) Looking forward to this!

I'm sure we're all looking forward to it, I know I am. *:)*

With a bit of luck they'll spring the surprise of Alex being there a little closer to the time.
I'm forever an optimist. 8) :lol:
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Ian » Thu Sep 06, 2018 10:13 am

Hope you have a good time.

Maybe they'll finally announce the HD Blu ray. We can but dream... :roll: :P
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Santi » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:42 pm

"Fredag 26 oktober
Kl. 20.00, ”Fucking Åmål-quizz” på Kupén."


How I would I ask the questions of the day 26? :lol:
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby fish » Mon Sep 10, 2018 5:08 am

Santi wrote:...How I would I ask the questions...

You might need to go back to Åmål again but they've probably already got their quizmaster/quizmistress.
(Alex???) *:)* *:)* *:)* :roll: :lol:
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Santi » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:24 pm

I think we've ran a few more years ahead.
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Santi » Mon Sep 10, 2018 6:30 pm

Eldsjäl wrote:I'll be booking a hotel in Åmål very soon so that I can attend pretty much everything, that is to say if nothing else gets announced right away like Rebecka and Alexandra showing up on some anniversary event in Stockholm - which I suspected possibly could happen before - but yeah now it's getting kind of late for such an announcement.


I'm glad you're going to attend. And I hope you give us lots of pictures. And if you can record some video.
Maybe you have time to go to Trollhattan.

Åmål disappointed me, they told me in Trollhattan. There's nothing in the movie, they have not tried either. Now 20 years later ...

I hope you enjoy it a lot. *:)* *:)*
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby fish » Tue Sep 11, 2018 5:07 am

Santi wrote:...Now 20 years later ...

It's like Elin and Johan.
"First you hated him, then you love him."
Poor Jessica (and Åmål) just couldn't keep up. :roll: :lol:

Santi wrote:...I hope you enjoy it a lot. *:)* *:)*

Likewise from Fish.
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Ian » Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:24 am

We'll keep our collective fingers crossed.
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Eldsjäl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:08 am

Thanks guys, I hope it will be worthwhile as well. Will be taking pictures whenever I get the opportunity.

Santi wrote:Maybe you have time to go to Trollhattan.

Åmål disappointed me, they told me in Trollhattan. There's nothing in the movie, they have not tried either. Now 20 years later ...

Not a single scene was actually shot in Åmål so the town itself isn't that interesting for a FÅ fan as there aren't any film locations to spot. The tourist bureau used to sell these Fucking Åmål t-shirt with the film's logo on some years ago. I'll have to take a look at that.

I'll visit Trollhättan eventually, hopefully while that building at Drottningtorget still stands.
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Santi » Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:11 pm

You know, Here there are the film locations.

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 23477&z=13
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby Eldsjäl » Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:47 pm

That will certainly come in handy!
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Re: The Fucking Åmål week in Åmål 23-27 Oct

Postby ravel » Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:38 pm

I am actually going there. I will arrive on 23rd and leave on 25th. There are two hotels in Åmål: Stadshotell and Dalhall - I am staying at the latter.

There is going to be a "re-premiere" of the film at Saga Bio, with red carpet and all so that's the main thing I'm attending.

Here's the official brochure for the program: https://www.vastsverige.com/contentasse ... veckan.pdf

I have not written to this forum before for some reason. If anyone else of you is going to Åmål for this event, it would be great to have a meetup on 24th for example! :-)

I am from Finland and know Swedish as well but I'm not really fluent in it.
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