Films & Other Videos
Films with: Edwall, Allan
- Här har du ditt liv Here is your life /
- This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land) is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden. Based on a series of semi-autobiographical novels by Nobel Prize winner Eyvind Johnson, the film follows a working-class boy's development, from naive teenager to intellectually curious young adult, from logger to movie projectionist to politically engaged man of the people--all set against the backdrop of a slowly industrializing rural landscape. With its mix of modernist visual ingenuity and elegantly structured storytelling, this enchanting film--presented here in its original nearly three-hour cut--is a reminder that Troell is one of European cinema's greatest and most sensitive illuminators of the human condition.
- DVD 13006
- The Sacrifice: A dark and complex drama about redemption and the nuclear holocaust. When a middle aged intellectual in retirement on an island in the Baltic Seas witnesses signs of what he believes to be a nuclear holocaust, he offers to make the ultimate sacrifice in return for the salvation of mankind. Directed by Andrei Tarkovsky: This film shows the director Andre Tarkovsky in action as he makes his own picture "The sacrifice." The program explains the motivation behind the film and contains illuminatin of Tarkovsky's working methods and style and how he overcame various technical problems during the film-making. Includes interviews with members of the cast and crew.
- DVD 423