When Peter Celsing’s Filmhuset was inaugurated in 1971, it was a testimonial to the film reform and the splendour of Swedish film. It was just as Schein wanted it to be: “No ordinary bloody building”. Dressed in naked béton brut (raw concrete), it was uncompromising, and immediately both loved and hated. From the outside, at a distance, Filmhuset can appear impenetrable, like a fortress or a bunker. But on a closer look, the concrete comes alive.
Filmhuset is a church, a temple where creativity and imagination are worshipped. The celebration of the art of film is apparent in almost every detail, line and shape. And it is this attention to detail that makes the building so unique.
Our 1903 journal is available to pick up in stores for all Tiger of Sweden Society members. All images are taken by Ingalill Snitt and the words are written by Anders Rydéll.