Tag Archives: Alf Kjellin

Alf Kjellin – Lustgården AKA The Pleasure Garden (1961)

A small picturesque town at the turn of the century. The conservative moral of the townspeople is shaken when they find out that the school teacher Franzén published his own poetry anonymously many years ago. At the same time he acknowledges his love affair with a waitress at the city hotel, Fanny. What is most upsetting is the fact that Fanny has a grownup daughter, Anna, with no known father. Could their poet teacher be the father although he and Fanny are not married? Read More »

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 »

Ingmar Bergman – Sommarlek AKA Summer Interlude (1951)

While waiting for the night rehearsal of the ballet Swan Lake, the lonely twenty-eight year-old ballerina Marie receives a diary through the mail. She travels by ferry to an island nearby Stockholm, where she recalls her first love Henrik. Thirteen years ago, while traveling to spend her summer vacation with her aunt Elisabeth and her uncle Erland, Marie meets Henrik in the ferry and sooner they fall in love for each other. They spend summer vacation together when a tragedy separates them and Marie builds a wall affecting her sentimental life. 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 »