Beyond (Svinalängorna) had its premiere in December 2010, was a clear critical and audience success. At the Venice Film Festival, it attracted a lot of attention and was awarded the critic’s public award. Beyond was directed by Pernilla August, with Noomi Rapace in one of the lead roles. Magnus created the music in collaboration with Sebastian Öberg (former member of the Flesh Quartet). The film was also awarded the Nordic Council Film Prize 2011 and was Sweden’s nominee for the best non-English language film at the Oscars Gala 2012. Natasha Senjanovic wrote in her review in The Hollywood Reporter: “The music is unassumingly simple and haunting.”
Long Distance Love is a documentary by Magnus Gertten and Elin Jönsson. The film had its premiere in September, 2008. Among many other awards, it was nominated for Best Documentary at the Hamptons International Film Festival in New York in October 2009. “Exquisite, mood-laden compositions” Annika Gustafsson thought about Magnus Jarlbo’s original music, in her review in the Sydsvenskan newspaper, 20/11 2008.
A Soap, directed by Pernille Fischer Christensen, won both the debut prize and a Silver Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2006, and also received a Robert nomination for Best Film Music in 2006. Magnus Jarlbo wrote the music in collaboration with Sebastian Öberg. The actors included, amongst others, Trine Dyrholm and David Dencik.