One of Sweden’s biggest locally-produced box office hits ever is now showing in Seattle!


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:








Swedish genealogical road tour 2016

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 for more information. See also the flyer for the tour: Swedish genealogical road tour 2016

Mobile Passport Station visit to the Swedish Consulate in Kirkland May 9-12th 2016, fully booked

The mobile passport station is fully booked. No waiting list available.
First name (tilltalsnamn och förnamn, underline tilltalsnamn):
Middle name
(om två efternamn):
Last name:
Swedish person number/coordination number:
Phone number:
Preferred date of appointment
(May 9-12th 2016):
Preferred time of appointment
(AM /PM):
Please specify if the applicant has a visa, green card or dual citizenship and if this is a first time passport:

We will do our best to make this as convenient as possible for all applicants but please keep in mind that you are not booked until you receive a confirmation email from us that confirms your appointment. Note that this email is not an automatic reply – it will be sent to you as soon as we are setting up the schedule for all appointments.Click HERE to read what you need to bring in order to renew your passport or make a first time passport. The cost of the passport and the fees can be found HERE. Note: in addtion a shipping fee will be applied.

Spread the word to your Swedish friends that the mobile passport station will be in Kirkland May 9-12th 2016.

Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns.