Gunnel Lindblom

  • Mai Zetterling – Älskande par AKA Loving Couples (1964)

    1961-1970ArthouseDramaMai ZetterlingSweden

    For her feature film directing debut, actress Mai Zetterling turned to Agnes von Krusenstjerna’s controversial masterpiece of Swedish feminist literature, “The Misses von Pahlen,” an intense and personal seven-part novel that has been likened to the great works of D.H. Lawrence. As three pregnant women from different backgrounds wait to have their babies in a hospital in Stockholm at the outbreak of the Great War, they relive their childhood and youthful experiences via individual flashbacks. Drawing on the classic Ingmar Bergman style of Swedish filmmaking and collaborating with many of his favorite actors as well as the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Zetterling had produced a powerful fusion of personal emotional drama and a commentary on the role of women in a society in moral decline.Read More »

  • Mai Zetterling – Flickorna AKA The Girls (1968) (HD)

    1961-1970ComedyDramaMai ZetterlingSweden

    A theater company rehearses Aristophanes play “Lysistrata” in which the Athenian women revolt to force the men to suspend the war and make peace. The three leading female actresses, Liz, Marianne and Gunilla, all live in humiliating circumstances to their men.Read More »

  • Gunnel Lindblom – Sally och friheten AKA Sally and Freedom (1981)

    1981-1990DramaGunnel LindblomSweden

    Sally, a 28-year-old social worker who has just broken up from a ten-year marriage. She seeks freedom, but has trouble living alone. She soon finds a new man, lawyer Jonas, but Sally knows that the past is chasing her and do things more difficult for her freedom quest.Read More »

  • Susan Sontag – Bröder Carl (1971)

    1971-1980DramaSusan SontagSweden

    Two women, Karen (theatre director) and Lena, visit an island, a Swedish resort, where Lena’s ex-husband, Martin (choreographer), lives in comparative seclusion with a mentally disturbed ballet dancer named Carl. Carl is brother by guilt rather than blood, for Martin is somehow responsible for his breakdown.Read More »

  • Ingmar Bergman – Rabies (1958)

    1951-1960DramaIngmar BergmanSweden

    “This made-for-television film was based on Olle Hedberg’s script, which Ingmar Bergman had directed for the City Theatre of Hälsingborg as early as in 1945, and as a radio play the following year. Bergman, who called the play ‘an unpleasant piece’, used stage actors from Malmö. The scarce reviews of the film focused on Bergman’s faiblesse for the puppet theatre and the morality play, with the result that the characters functioned as types.”Read More »

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