Most widely held works about Svensk filmindustri
Most widely held works by Svensk filmindustri
The seventh seal ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1957 and 2009 in Swedish and held by 1,274 libraries worldwide
"After a decade of battling in the Crusades, a knight challenges Death to a fateful game of chess" -- Container.
The Seventh seal ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1956 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 1,241 libraries worldwide
Antonius Block is a knight, who along with his squire, are returning home from the crusades. Black Death is sweeping their country. As they approach home, Death appears to the knight and tells him it is his time. Antonius challenges Death to a chess game for his life. Antonius and Death play as the cultural turmoil envelopes the people around them as they try, in different ways, to deal with the upheaval that the plague has caused.
Wild strawberries Smultronstället ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 1,096 libraries worldwide
A distinguished professor emeritus who lives alone with his housekeeper can only come to terms with his egocentricity by traveling back in time to his earliest youth, finding there the seeds of his failure as husband, lover, father. This film deals with the phenomena of old age wherein childhood memories return with ever-increasing clarity while great stretches of the prime of life vanish into obscurity.
Persona ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in Swedish and English and held by 876 libraries worldwide
A famous actress is stricken with psychosomatic muteness and is placed under a nurse's care in an isolated house, where the two gradually assume each other's personalities.
Jungfrukällan The virgin spring ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 836 libraries worldwide
A peasant girl is raped and murdered in 14th century Sweden. When her killers seek shelter in her father's house, he kills them to avenge her death. Soon a spring appears from where the girl was killed and her father sees this as a sign from above.
Mitt liv som hund My life as a dog ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in Swedish and held by 719 libraries worldwide
Ingemar is a working-class 12-year old boy who is sent to live with his uncle after his mother falls ill. There, he takes refuge from his troubles with the help of the town's warmhearted eccentrics. A bittersweet evocation of the struggles and joys of childhood and the pains of coming-of-age.
Scener ur ett äktenskap ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Swedish and held by 519 libraries worldwide
Marianne and Johan always seemed to be the perfect couple. But when Johan suddenly leaves Marianne for another woman, they are forced to confront the disintegration of their marriage. Chronicles ten years of turmoil and love that bind the couple despite their divorce and subsequent marriages. Portrays the brutal pain and uplifting peace that accompany a lifetime of loving.--Container.
Winter light ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in Swedish and held by 473 libraries worldwide
"In this stark depiction of spiritual crisis, small-town pastor Tomas Ericsson performs his duties mechanically before a dwindling congregation. When he is asked to assist a troubled parishioner with his debilitating fear of nuclear annihilation, Tomas is terrified to find that he can offer nothing but his own uncertainty."--Container.
Through a glass darkly ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 463 libraries worldwide
"While vacationing on a remote island retreat, a family's already fragile ties are tested when Karin discovers her father has been using her schizophrenia for his own literary means. As she drifts in and out of lucidity, her father, husband, and younger brother are unable to prevent Karin's harrowing descent into the abyss of mental illness."--Container.
The silence ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 462 libraries worldwide
"Traveling home by train through a country seemingly on the brink of war, two sisters--the sickly, intellectual Ester and the sensual, pragmatic Anna--along with Anna's young son, Johan, are forced to disembark in an unknown city in order for Ester to rest. Attempting to cope with their alien surroundings, the sisters resort to their personal vices while vying for Johan's affection, and in so doing sabotage what little remains of their ambiguous relationship."--Container.
Skammen Shame ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in Swedish and held by 443 libraries worldwide
"Shame probes the atrocities of war--both internal and external--as a young couple struggles to survive while the world around them crumbles into chaos"--Container.
Ansiktet the magician ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in Swedish and held by 431 libraries worldwide
In 1846, Vogler's Magnetic Health Theater has developed quite a controversial reputation for its mesmerizing performances. The troupe consists of magician Dr. Albert Emanuel Vogler, his assistant Aman (his wife Manda disguised as a man), Granny the elderly potion mistress, coach driver Simson, and the sly barker Tubal. On the outskirts of Stockholm, Consul Abraham Egerman, Police Chief Starbeck, and Dr. Vergerus, the Royal Medical Adviser meet and detain them. These men believe the magician to be a charlatan, and are suspicious of his supposedly astonishing magic show, and demand to inspect it for themselves before it is shown to the general public. So a private show is performed as Vergerus and Vogler engage in their own battle of wills. Who will win this conflict between science and superstition?
Mitt liv som hund My life as a dog ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in Swedish and English and held by 392 libraries worldwide
Bundled off to a rural village while his ill mother recuperates, young Ingemar, who bravely compares himself to Laika, the Russian space dog, finds unexpected adventure with the town's warm-hearted eccentrics.
Wild strawberries ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1957 and 2002 in Swedish and French and held by 385 libraries worldwide
Follows an aged doctor's journey through a compelling landscape of dream and memory as he travels to receive an honorary degree. Haunting flashbacks and incidents along the way force him to confront his life and its failings.
Sommarnattens leende Smiles of a summer night ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2008 in Swedish and English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Eight characters become four couples while vacationing at a country estate. A clever, erotic comedy that inspired the scenario for the Broadway hit A Little night music. Winner of the Cannes Film Festival grand prize for best comedy.
Wild strawberries ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 380 libraries worldwide
An elderly professor has a nightmare and thinks back over his life--his selfishness, his coldness, his inability to give himself in love.
Masculin féminin 15 faits précis ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in French and held by 377 libraries worldwide
Paul, a young idealistic would-be intellectual, struggles to forge a relationship with incipient pop star Madeleine in 1960s Paris.
En passion ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in Swedish and held by 369 libraries worldwide
In this stark drama, Max Von Sydow plays Andreas, a loner who, despite himself, becomes involved with three of his island neighbors: a Machiavellian architect, his formless wife and the beautiful widow Anna (Liv Ullmann), a moralist who sustains herself with illusion. One of Bergman's first films to be photographed in color.
Pippi's adventures on the South Seas ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
A mysterious ship has sailed into Pippi's hometown and the Captain turns out to be her father! So it's off with her friends for a wild adventure on the South Seas!
The Silence ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1963 and 2009 in Swedish and English and held by 300 libraries worldwide
A forceful narrative of two sisters; one is a frustrated lesbian with no future, the other a free-loving mother of a 10-year old boy.
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