Tag: SWEDEN

August 5, 2019 / Documentary

Cited by many as the most “personal” effort of Swedish filmmaker Arne Sucksdorff, The Great Adventure is also one of his few films to tie together its magnificent images with a dramatic narrative. “Adventure” means “life” to Sucksdorff, and that life is experienced by a group of Swedish farm children, two of whom are played by the director’s own sons. The kids save a wild otter from a hunter, then attempt to tame the animal. When spring comes, the children realize without remorse that the otter will be happier roaming free in the wilderness.

July 15, 2019 / Foreign
July 9, 2019 / Foreign

In desperation brought on by near-starvation, Helge Roos kills his master’s ox and feeds it to his wife and baby daughter. No-one suspects anything until the meat is finished and Helge tries to sell the hide at a local market. He is spotted by the local vicar and, wracked with guilt, confesses. The vicar assures him that if he gives himself up, he’ll be treated leniently, but Helge’s sentence is far harsher than anyone predicted…

July 3, 2019 / Foreign

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.

May 11, 2019 / Foreign
April 26, 2019 / Foreign

Sweden in 1782. A young nobleman, named Jacob returns from France to his home and cherished sister Charlotte who is engaged to Baron Alsameden. The siblings close relationship becomes incestuous and with fear that the disclosure of Charlotte’s pregnancy will make society view them as libertines, the lovers ultimately choose to part, Jacob decides to leave the country and Charlotte if left to marry the Baron.

April 26, 2019 / Foreign
April 22, 2019 / Foreign