Sunday March 16th: Film and Discussion – A Swedish Love Story

More Film and Discussion!
After the Film Days in February we continue with two Swedish films both turned in the 1960ies, a big time for Swedish cinema.
Sunday March 16th at 19.15
A Swedish Love Story  (En kärlekshistoria), Roy Andersson, Sweden 1970, 115 min
It´s  1969 and the customs of the Swedish society is in full liberation. Two young teenagers in Stockholm experience their first love, trying to reach out to each others. It proves not to be so easy.
Although Andersson’s wry eye and bittersweet heart would find their perfect vehicles decades later in his masterpieces of minimalist miserabilism Songs From The Second Floor (2000) and You, The Living (2007), A Swedish Love Story is an exceptional debut – an apparently conventional romance that showcases all the off-kilter humanism and humour of one of Sweden’s greatest directors.

Thursday April 3rd at 18.30

Here´s Your Life (Här har du ditt liv) Jan Troell, Sweden 1966, 169 min
A magnificent movie awarded Best Direction in the Swedish Oscars, Filmbaggen and collected two awards at the Berlin Film Festival.
The cinematography is beautiful and the story tells about the young man in northern Sweden during World War I who goes wandering through the world, making his way as he goes. A walk where his eyes are opened to many things. The boy, Olof, is the alter ego of the Swedish litterature Nobel Prize winner Edvin Johnson, an autodidactic intellectual with sharp eye an pen.

One response to “Sunday March 16th: Film and Discussion – A Swedish Love Story

  1. I really like reading a post that will make men and women think.

    Also, many thanks for allowing for me to comment!

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