Category Archives: Film evenings

Film and Discussion- Persona by Ingemar Bergman, Friday July 5th

hello,  I will be in Lund some days from July 1st to July 7th, if there is something you want. So I will participate in the this film evening, yours fr Björn

Friday July 5th at 19.15
Persona, by Ingemar Bergman
, Sweden 1966, 85 min
Now and then tth last years we saw films by Ingmar Bergman, Wild Strawberries and last autumn The Virgin Spring and The Passion of Anna. Bergman’s films are existentiell creations with person relations in focus. The actors, whom he had several he worked with in many films, witnessed about the closeness between him and them during their work, a closeness that can be contemplated in the many close-up images, where the human face is shown in all it’s pain and glory. To see his films is to participate in the human drama of longing for peace and consolation.
In Persona, filmed att Farö near Gotland, a young nurse, Alma, is put in charge of Elisabeth Vogler: an actress who is seemingly healthy in all respects, but will not talk. As they spend time together, Alma speaks to Elisabeth constantly, never receiving any answer. Alma eventually confesses her secrets to a seemingly sympathetic Elisabeth.

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Film and Discussion: The Tree of Life, Sunday April 28th at 18.30

Hi, we continue with some films by Terrence Malick, whose The Thin Red Line we saw like two years ago. OBS earlier hour this time, yours fr Björn

SUNDAY Apr 28th
18.30
Film and Discussion:  Tree of Life by Terrence Malick, USA 2010, 139 min
Magnus and Daniel will take care of this film evening.
From Terrence Malick, the acclaimed director of such classic films as Badlands, Days of Heaven and The Thin Red Line, The Tree of Life is the impressionistic story of a Midwestern family in the 1950′s. The film follows the life journey of the eldest son, Jack, through the innocence of childhood to his disillusioned adult years as he tries to reconcile a complicated relationship with his father (Brad Pitt). Jack (played as an adult by Sean Penn) finds himself a lost soul in the modern world, seeking answers to the origins and meaning of life while questioning the existence of faith. Through Malick’s signature imagery, we see how both brute nature and spiritual grace shape not only our lives as individuals and families, but all life…
The film’s portrait of everyday life, inspired by Malick’s memories of his hometown of Waco, Texas, is bounded by two immensities, one of space and time, and the other of spirituality. “The Tree of Life” has awe-inspiring visuals suggesting the birth and expansion of the universe, the appearance of life on a microscopic level and the evolution of species. This process leads to the present moment, and to all of us.

Film and Discussion: A Summer´s Tale by Eric Rohmer

Dear friends, time again for another film in our Rohmer-serie. Did you not yet see one of his films? – I can highly recommend it. First you think it´s all banal, but as end approaches… yours fr Björn
WEDNESDAY Mar 27th
19.15
Film and Discussion:  A
Summer´s Tale by Eric Rohmer, France 1997, 113 min
Time and time again in his distinguished career, in such films as Pauline At The Beach, The Green Ray and Claire’s Knee, Rohmer has explored the mysteries of the summer romance. Here his male protagonist is a good-natured if strangely indecisive figure, who proves amusingly unable to commit to any of the women to whom he feels attracted. In many ways the film represents vintage Rohmer. There’s the acute sense of time and place, the leisurely pacing, and the deceptively casual direction, which masks some artful plotting.