Anders is an aspiring writer who, along with his friend Sixten, is desperate to escape his working-class upbringing. Anders’ father is an unemployed alcoholic and his mother slaves away at a laundry to support the family. A ray of hope comes Anders’ way when he finishes his first novel and sends it to a publisher. But, after his girlfriend, Elsie, gets pregnant, his future dims before his eyes once more.
Director: Bo Widerberg. AKA Raven’s End
Stars: Thommy Berggren, Emy Storm, Keve Hjelm, Christina Frambäck, Ingvar Hirdwall, Agneta Prytz.
1964 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
1965 Academy Awards – Nominated for an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.