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.
Magnus Jarlbo wrote the music to Ballroom Dancer, a documentary by Christian Bonke and Andreas Koefoed, about the dancer Slavik Kryklyvyy and his struggle to reclaim the World Championship title in Latin Dance. The film was chosen to open the documentary film festival CPH: DOX in Copenhagen 2011. It was voted Best Nordic Documentary Film in 2012 at the Nordic Panorama Film Festival in Oulo, Finland. In addition Ballroom Dancer was honored with a special jury prize at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York 2012.
Beyond (Svinalängorna) had its premiere in December 2010. It 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.