Tag Archives: swedish

Together (2000): Quick-shot review!

Directed by Lukas Moodysson, Together (2000), also known in its native Sweden as Tillsammans, is at once a comedy and a critique on the leftist politics of the 70s in Sweden. It tells the story of Elisabeth (Lisa Lindgren), who after a domestic violence incident with her partner Rolf (Michael Nyqvist, of Dragon Tattoo fame), […]

We Are The Best! (2013): “We’re not a girl band.”

Probably one of the most joyful and heartwarming films I’ve seen recently, We Are The Best! (2013, dir. Lukas Moodysson) is based on a graphic novel by Coco Moodysson, and is set in early 1980s Stockholm, Sweden. It tells the story of three girls – Bobo, Klara, and Hedvig – who decide to start a […]

I Am Curious (Blue) (1968): “I wandered around, not knowing where to go.”

Released after I am Curious (Yellow) (1967), I Am Curious (Blue) (1968, dir. Vilgot Sjöman) continues to follow Lena Nyman on her journey of self-discovery as an actress in a film-within-a-film, and as an independent and passionate woman who wants to know more about life. Initially intended to be constructed as a singular film, Yellow […]

The “1967 In Film” Blogathon: I Am Curious (Yellow)

One of the most controversial and scandalous films of 1967, I Am Curious (Yellow) follows a multi-layered narrative, structured as a film within a film. The film’s synopsis is as follows: Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in […]

The Great Villain Blogathon: Death in The Seventh Seal

Can the personification of death really be considered a villain? Or, is the personification of death the most relevant villain of all? In Ingmar Bergman’s iconic film The Seventh Seal (1957), Death (Bengt Ekerot) is the ultimate adversary against which each of the characters resist; particularly the knight Antonius Block, played by Max von Sydow.

Häxan (1922): “Get thee behind me, Satan!”

Häxan, or, Witchcraft Through the Ages, is a Swedish/Danish silent film from 1922, directed by Benjamin Christensen. The film is structured into seven chapters of “moving pictures” – informing viewers about witchcraft and the occult through history and art, and through a variety of case studies. This is a beautiful silent film that is often […]