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A Swedish Love Story

1970

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  • The minimalism of [Andersson's] narrative reaches into the dark zones, where we can see the exposure of wasted lives, the mediocrity of the everyday ... and the necessity, despite everything, to not wallow in despair. The radiant beauty of Annika and Pär and their emotional fusion affirms a state of miraculous grace: that grace which occurs before the dilapidations of the flesh and the compromises of adulthood.

  • The film offers a mixture of stylisation and naturalism that was to tip decisively in the direction of the former in Andersson’s later career; all the more reason to celebrate this jewel quite recently rescued from the oblivion of contemporary cinema history.