Shall we dance (Får jag lov?)

By Joakim Jalin

2008, feature documentary about the Swedish “dance band movement”.


Writer/director: Joakim Jalin
Producer: Annika Hellström & Joakim Jalin
Cinematographer: Joakim Jalin
Animation and SFX: Joakim Jalin


Premiere at The Göteborgs Int. Film Festival – Sweden 2008, EURODOK FILM FESTIVAL, Norway – 2008, Haugesund Int Film Festival – Norway 2008.
National Distribution: Folkets Bio

By Joakim Jalin

Får Jag Lov?
(Shall We Dance)


Swedish dance bands are almost like American country music. In the 70’s there were 5000 dance band in Sweden and now there’s only 500 left. The documentary portraits the time, the phenomenon and the era and looks back at what happened. Through interviews with musicians it looks back at the good old days through super 8, animations and interviews.