Ninja Thyberg's short film "Pleasure" is the only Swedish film competing at Cannes this year.

Sweden's only film at Cannes is about porn

"More Sweden in Cannes than ever"
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One Swedish film will be competing in the Semaine de la Critique at the Cannes Film Festival, which rolled out Wednesday, in the south of France. "Pleasure", a short film about the porn industry, is directed by Ninja Thyberg, and will screen Saturday, competing against nine other films selected from around the world.

Lisa Bergström, one of two Swedish Radio reporters covering the Cannes film festival this year, tells Radio Sweden about the film, which she says is "shocking but interesting".

She also tells us that despite the fact Sweden has only one film in the competitions, there is a large Swedish presence at the festival, especially since the Swedish Film Institute is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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