De Ensamma (2017) is a film by Osmond Karim, with music by Magnus Jarlbo, about the large group of children adopted in the 1970s from countries such as South Korea, Ethiopia, Colombia and India who are now adults and who describe what it is like to be adopted. Sweden, which in many ways was regarded as a safe country for adoptees, may not be so safe after all.
On April 7, 2016, Lisa Ohlin’s feature film Walk with me had its Danish premiere. It received a warm critical response. The film is about the encounter between a wounded Danish UN soldier and a dancer from the Royal Danish Ballet. It is based, in part, on real events. The film has been sold to several countries outside the Nordic region, such as France, Slovenia, Croatia, Brazil and China. Sebastian Öberg and Magnus Jarlbo created the soundtrack.
The TV series Cirkus Imago, with Morgan Alling, Anna Lagerkvist, Harald Leander and Dag Andersson in the supporting roles, has pleased Swedish television viewers for two seasons. The first season had its premiere in 2009 on Svt, Barnkanalen. The second season appeared two years later. In 2015, One in a Million, a feature film based on the series had its premiere in 2016.
Nur Tutal and Iván Blancos Documentary Transphobia is the story of Rashan, a transsexual Kurd who lives as a woman in a Muslim country, Turkey, where this is considered the worst sin. She is also herself a Muslim. Magnus Jarlbo wrote the music for the film. Transphobia was nominated for the Tempo Documentary Award in 2015 and Best New Nordic Voice Award, Nordic Panorama 2015.
On New Year’s Day in 2014, the first season of the Danish TV series The Legacy (Arvingerne) premiered at DR1. Magnus Jarlbo, together with Sebastian Öberg (former member of the “Fläsk Quartet”) wrote the music. The director was Pernilla August. The producer for the first season was Christian Rank. The Legacy was a huge success, and the Danish critics competed with each other in praising the series. Regarding the Swedish premiere of the The Legacy on SVT 1, Johan Croneman wrote in his review in DN: “Magnus Jarlbo and Sebastian Öberg have created a beautiful live soundtrack.” The series has been sold to many countries, including the Benelux countries, Australia, USA and the United Kingdom, where it was shown by the BBC. In 2014, The Legacy received award for best drama series and best manuscript at the FIPA Festival – Festival International de Program Audiovisual in Biarritz.
Raskortet, a Swedish documentary from 2014 by Osmond Karim and Malin Holmberg-Karim, is about what it is like to be black in Sweden. The music is written by Magnus Jarlbo. “Thank you, thanks, thanks for making this movie !! The race card hits me right in the heart. “Jason Diakite’s, alias Timbuktu, commentary on the film.
The Hidden Child (Tyskungen), is a Swedish thriller, with music by, amongst others, Magnus Jarlbo. The film was directed by Per Hanefjord. The film had an international premiere on September 25, 2013 at the Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival and has attracted a large audience both in Sweden and abroad.