The new Svema films are all on polyester or PET bases, making them exceptionally resistant to curling after development. That makes them scan beautifully, with everything being perfectly flat. Some of them are on a very thin base (Svema 100) that is also super strong (reviewed here). The Svema color 125 has a muted "old-school" color palette that I find very likable, and quite different from the supersaturated Fuji colors. I highly recommend it for portraits.
However, my favorite Svema film is the FN-64. At an ISO of 64, it's not super slow nor really fast, and is a good choice for many situations. I have been using it a lot in my Olympus Trip 35, and the results have been very good. I use Rodinal to develop it at 1:25 for 6.5 minutes, and the negatives are very impressive to me. Some grain, and of course other developers will give different results. The Massive Development Chart has plenty of information to guide you on that.
A few examples from the Olympus Trip 35:
|somewhere in Wisconsin|
|UM campus diag, Ann Arbor|
|UM building, Ann Arbor|
|Hyatt Regency hotel, Minneapolis|
The wonderful aspect to all this is that this film is fresh-dated, and is available in quantity. The bulk rolls of 100 feet are a bargain. I highly recommend trying the FN-64. I have yet to make any darkroom prints from it, but I will be doing so this winter. You can always but a couple of rolls and see how you like it. I think you'll be pleased with the result.