Sweden

Yngve Gamlin – Jakten AKA The Chasers (1965)

Two men split from their hunting party to go on a private chase in the snowy hinterlands of northern Sweden. But what are they chasing and why? Read More »

Anders Henrikson – Annonsera! AKA It Pays to Advertise! (1936)

IMDB Summary: A comedy about the power of advertising Henry Miller is a young man who doesn’t have any goals for life. He lives on his father’s money and spends them on girls, fancy dinners and parties. One day when he goes to his father’s office, he meets a secretary, Mary and falls in love with her. She doesn’t want anything to do with him, as she wants a man who is ambitious and working for his living. Henry’s father, soap director Miller, overhears their conversation and makes a deal with Mary. If she can make Henry work, then director Miller will give her 10 000 SEK. Read More »

Lars-Magnus Lindgren – Änglar, finns dom? aka Love Mates (1961)

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A young man, Jan Froman, who has spent his life so far on a couch reading books, decides to become CEO of the local bank. He gets a job as assistant janitor. He sees Margareta who also works in the bank, and it’s love at first sight. However, she is already engaged to be married, which complicates things. In a not all together honest way, he starts trading in the stock market and with real estate, to get access to the boardroom of the bank. Read More »

Ingmar Bergman – Backanterna aka Bacchae (1993)

Bergman’s staging of an opera based on the last great play of the Greek dramatist, Euripides.

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This was a TV version of the staged opera from 1991, a transposition of Euripides’s classical drama written for an amphitheatre into a performance designed for the most intimate of stages, the TV screen. ‘The whole production was suffused with the total professional knowledge of a master from the first image to the last. A Greek TV drama of world class’ [Hela uppsättningen genomströmmades från första bilden till den sista av den totala yrkeskunskapen hos en mästare. Read More »

Christian-Jaque – Singoalla AKA Gypsy Fury AKA The Wind Is My Lover (1949)

Claimed as being the most expensive movie made in Sweden up to this date Singoalla is a tale about doomed love and stolen treasures in 14th century Sweden. And gypsies.

Based on a musty 1857 novel by Viktor Rydberg. Read More »

Ingmar Bergman – Såsom i en Spegel AKA Through a Glass Darkly (1961) (HD)

A young woman, Karin, has recently returned to the family island after spending some time in a mental hospital. On the island with her is her lonely brother and kind, but increasingly desperate husband (Max von Sydow). They are joined by Karin’s father (Gunnar Björnstrand), who is a world-traveling author that is estranged to his children. The film depicts how Karin’s grip on reality slowly slips away and how the bonds between the family members are changing in light of this fact. Read More »

Felix Herngren – Hundraåringen som klev ut genom fönstret och försvann AKA The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared (2013)

Synopsis:
Allan Karlsson’s life has always been pretty explosive – and not just because he’s had a penchant for dynamite since childhood. His greatest adventure begins on his 100th birthday when he slips away from his old people’s home in his slippers and discovers a suitcase full of money which he henceforth feels obliged to protect. Allan makes friends, meets crooks and gangsters and also the female elephant Sonja, with whom he undertakes a journey by air to Indonesia. None of which is special to Allan, whose travels over the last century have taken him around the globe and brought him together with some of the world’s most famous personalities. Unbeknown to him, he has also significantly contributed to turning international politics on their head. Read More »