Statare, or country workers who recieved most of their payment in natura and didn’t own their own land, were the lowest of the low in Old Sweden. Maria – nicknamed ‘Rya-Rya’ – is born into this lot. A beautiful young woman, who the men tend to flock to, she quickly becomes with child. Her life changes forever…
Director: Alf Sjöberg. AKA Only a Mother
Stars: Eva Dahlbeck, Ragnar Falck, Ulf Palme, Hugo Björne, Åke Fridell, Mona Geijer-Falkner, Max von Sydow, Margaretha Krook, Mimi Pollak, lsa Widborg, Olof Widgren, Ulla Smidje, Sif Ruud, Signe Rydberg-Eklöf, Ernst Brunman, Nils Hultgren.
1950 Venice Film Festival – Winner International Award – Best Cinematography (Martin Bodin).
1950 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.