Tag Archives: Gösta Ekman

Susan Sontag – Duett för kannibaler AKA Duet for Cannibals (1969)

The directorial debut of famed American writer, philosopher, and political activist Susan Sontag is an intriguing tale of two couples involved in academia and politics. Artur is a professor living in exile in Sweden with his enigmatic wife Francesca. He hires young Tomas to help prepare a compendium of his works, but Tomas soon suspects that there is an erotic side to his new assignment. New York Times critic Vincent Canby described Duet as “intriguing, surprising, witty and sinister to the end.” Read More »

Mats Arehn – En kärleks sommar AKA A Summer Of Love (1979)

David is stuck. Stuck in his middle-aged life, with a middle-aged wife and a daughter, a decent Volvo, a decent apartment in the suburbs and a decent job. He meets Eva, a free-roaming spirit, young and full of vitality. He falls head over heels in love with her… Read More »

Tage Danielsson – Picassos äventyr AKA The Adventures of Picasso (1978)

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Plot Summary
Already in his childhood, Pablo Picasso shows talent for painting and is sent to the Academy of Arts in Madrid. He becomes a painter but has to live in Paris in poverty. But one day he is discovered by a rich American millionaire and starts to earn money. But he wastes his talent by painting plates. He meets the famous people of the 1920s; Gertrude Stein, Alice B. Toklas, Appolinaire, Hitler and Churchill. Read More »