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Kristoffer Malmsten

As a songwriter Kristoffer Malmsten (b. 1983) developed a unique artistic expression early on, evident in hit ballads like Klassfoto (2006) and Ey Shuno (2010). Malmsten’s songs hold both light and darkness, expressing an ongoing dialogue between those who survive and those who perish.

A recurring motif in Malmsten’s works has been his upbringing in Aspudden, a place that is neither the inner city nor the suburb. Malmsten himself has similarly refused to define himself as belonging to any one group or class, drawing instead on the richness of language and nuance that all parts of society offer.

In 2015, Malmsten graduated from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has since been working on international co-productions, including Midnight Sun (2016), A Storm Blew in from Paradise and Hassel (2017).

Malmsten’s thesis film Francis (2015) was one of the finalists in the running for the prestigious Student Academy Award. Francis is a heart-rending story portraying migrant labour in modern-day Sweden.

2022 marked the release of the feature film Locals (Stammisar) which Malmsten wrote together with the film’s director Måns Nyman.

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‘Locals’ (‘Stammisar’) to premiere in Swedish theatres

The relationship comedy Locals, which has already received great reviews, will see its Swedish cinema premiere Friday, September 2.

Locals, described as a beautiful ode to Stockholm Södermalm, follows an ensemble of normal people trying to keep their relationships alive without losing themselves. Through the playful dialogue on rhyming verse, they reveal their shortcomings and weaknesses, their frustration and their unsatisfied desires.

Among the cast we find a long line of artists from the Swedish hip hop scene including Linda Pira, Cleo, Jelassi, Jazlin and Parham to name a few.

Locals is directed by Måns Nyman, who has also written the screenplay together with Kristoffer Malmsten.

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Kristoffer Malmsten joins Salomonsson Agency

As a songwriter Kristoffer Malmsten developed a unique artistic expression early on, evident in hit ballads like Klassfoto (2006) and Ey Shuno (2010). Malmsten’s songs hold both light and darkness, expressing an ongoing dialogue between those who survive and those who perish.

In 2015, Malmsten graduated from Stockholm Academy of Dramatic Arts. He has since been working on international co-productions, including Midnight Sun (2016), A Storm Blew in from Paradise and Hassel (2017).

Malmsten’s thesis film Francis (2015) was one of the finalists in the running for the prestigious Student Academy Award.

Currently, Malmsten is working on the Black Spark/Nordisk Film/Lumiére co-production God Calls Me God.