Consulate of Sweden and SACC-Seattle is now looking for the next trainee starting in January 2017. Read more about this position and how to apply here: http://sacc-usa.org/trainee/positions/
One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever, director Hannes Holm finds the beating heart of his source material and Swedish star Rolf Lassgård, whose performance won him the Best Actor award at the 2016 Seattle Int’l Film Festival, affectingly embodies the lovable curmudgeon Ove.
Stepping from the pages of Frederik Backman’s international best selling novel, Ove is the quintessential angry old man next door. An isolated retiree with strict principles and a short fuse, who spends his days enforcing block association rules that only he cares about, and visiting his wife’s grave, Ove has given up on life. Enter a boisterous young family next door who accidentally flattens Ove’s mailbox while moving in and earning his special brand of ire. Yet from this inauspicious beginning an unlikely friendship forms and we come to understand Ove’s past happiness and heartbreaks. What emerges is a heartwarming tale of unreliable first impressions and the gentle reminder that life is sweeter when its shared.
You may view the trailer here:
A group of three renowned Swedish genealogical experts are touring to help Swedish-Americans learn more about their heritage and how to conduct genealogical research.
The Pacific Lutheran University is offering private one-on-one consultations with the team in 30 minutes sessions. Please visit plu.edu/scancenter for more information. See also the flyer for the tour: Swedish genealogical road tour 2016