Tag Archives: Mai Zetterling

Alf Sjöberg – Iris och löjtnantshjärta AKA Iris And The Lieutenant (1946)

Handsome young cavalry officer Robert Motander is invited to a dinner with his decidedly rich family – makers of the classic Motander brand shoes. Amongst the booze and barbed exchanges with the siblings and in-laws, he can’t help but notice the beautiful and flirty young housemaid, Iris. Not shy of a trifle or two, he decides to go in for the kill.

And so begins a forbidden love story which the world will do anything to stop. Read More »

Mai Zetterling – Vi har många namn AKA We Have Many Names (1976)

A drama about love, divorce, identity and feminism, made for Sveriges Television.

Note: though this is taken from a dvd, the master is obviously a video tape, and there are some distortions present. Read More »

Ingmar Bergman – Musik i mörker AKA Music in Darkness (1948)

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Bergman writing on the genesis of the film in Images: My Life in Film:
‘In spite of all that happened, Lorens Marmstedt did not throw me out. With great diplomacy he pointed out that now would be the perfect time for at least one modest audience success. Otherwise my days as a movie director migth be numbered. A Ship Bound for India as well as It Rains on our Love had been made for Sweden’s Folkbiografer. Now Marmstedt suggested that I make a film for his own company, Terrafilm. It must be noted that Lorens was a passionate gambler, able to put his money on the same number a whole evening. Read More »