Ghita Nørby

  • Sven Methling – Pigen og pressefotografen AKA The Girl and the Press Photographer (1963)

    1961-1970ComedyDenmarkSven Methling

    A male photographer and a female reporter meet at the newspaper they work for in Copenhagen and become friends. She helps him get an apartment with a marriage of convenience – or so he thinks.Read More »

  • Kaspar Rostrup – Dansen med Regitze AKA Memories of a Marriage (1989)

    1981-1990DenmarkDramaKaspar RostrupRomance

    Memories of a Marriage (based on Martha Christensen’s best-selling novel, Dansen med Regitze) is a wonderful, moving and superbly acted film featuring what may be the greatest on-screen performance by the luminous Ghita Nørby, one of Denmark’s finest actresses (and a lovely person–I met her once in Seattle). The film traces the relationship between Regitze and her husband, Karl-Aage; in the present, Regitze has received devastating news about her health. Thus, much of the film is a flashback to the ups and downs of their marriage, which began when they first met under the Occupation in World War II. Regitze is a strong-willed young woman, whereas Karl-Aage seems more weak and pliable. Still, they love each other and complement. Read More »

  • Bille August – Den goda viljan AKA The Best Intentions (1991)

    1991-2000Bille AugustDramaIngmar BergmanSwedenTV

    Scripted (but not directed) by Ingmar Bergman, Best Intentions is a multilayered backwards glance at the courtship of Bergman’s own parents. Henrik Bergman (Samuel Froler) is a struggling theology student in the year 1909. His intended, Anna Aakerbloom (Pernilla August, who married director Bille August while the film was in progress) is from a well-to-do family. Despite the expected class differences and personality clashes, love-or at least mutual understanding-prevails. But after a harsh, spare few years as the wife of a clergyman, Anna yearns for the more bountiful pleasures of her family home. Bergman writes himself into the proceedings as a mewling infant. The current three-hour theatrical version of Best Intentions (original title: Den Goda Viljan) was simultaneously prepared as a six-hour TV miniseries, which ran in Europe, Scandanavia, and Japan.Read More »

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