Everlasting moments

Everlasting moments

Blu-ray Disc - 2010 | Swedish
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Though poor and abused by her alcoholic husband, Maria Larsson wins a camera in a lottery and finds an outlet in photography, which opens up her world for the first time.
Publisher: [New York] : Criterion Collection, c2010
Edition: Blu-ray special ed
ISBN: 9781604653038
1604653035
Branch Call Number: SWE MOVIE EVE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (131 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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bibliophile55
Oct 17, 2015

Marvelous film. Highly worth watching. One might want to watch it twice before returning.
Five stars.

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BloomFree
May 14, 2014

I saw this movie before but forgot until I watched it again. Upon watching it again, I realized that it is a multi-layered story of love(s) - physical, spiritual and the combining of different roles in one life.

The emotional romance between Mrs. Larsson and the photography store owner is artfully done -- one must pay close attention to the feelings in the face -- rather than the actions of the actors to catch the strong under currents. There is subtle humor also for example when a man comments that he hopes that Maria's husband treats her as well as he treats the horses!

d2013 Dec 23, 2013

Very moving movie. Love that it's in sepia throughout. Gives it an authentic tone to it. Good story.

rauha Jun 09, 2013

great film true to an ordinary person discovering their innate gift of vision and gaining access to heartfelt expression transcending painful circumstances. liberation thru honesty and perseverance , maybe ART

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Tsusie
May 16, 2012

Amazing acting all around.Good portrayal of a loving abusive husband, the enduring wife both suffering from the social climes of the era. Just enough hint of the politics of the time to keep this theme clear. Subtitles give a good interpretation of the nuances you can see.

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lebaudroy
Jun 06, 2011

A moving study of marriage in early 1900's. Maria Heiskanen's role (the wife, the lead character) is well nuanced and emotionally raw. Mikael Persbrandt's performance, playing the drunk, abusive husband, is beyond compare. Reminds me of the energy of Albert Finney in Shoot The Moon. Here, Sigfrid is a complex role remarkably well delivered.

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heartofoak
Apr 07, 2011

There is so much to admire about this film. Not only is it beautifully filmed (with a slight sepia tone to mimic the medium of old photographs), the acting was superb – I felt like I was stealing glimpses of a real family from behind a curtain. Maria is in a tormented Edwardian marriage, bearing numerous children & dealing with an erratic alcoholic husband. Through the exploration of her newly discovered gift (photography), she manages to cope with the trials of her life. One of the best films I’ve seen this year.

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Rote_Hahn
Jan 16, 2011

Maria Heiskanen, the actor that plays the lead role, makes this movie one that will hold your attention with a grip that is as hard and powerful as is the life that this woman endures. The director Jan Troell has performed his task as well as the actors he has directed in a film that ranks high above your average movie.

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GArmstrong
Aug 25, 2010

This heartrending film is about a woman caught in an abusive marriage in early 20th century Sweden. Using a camera she won in a lottery, she discovers joy and empowerment in her creative work as a photographer. Based on the true story of a relative of the director, this film is visually beautiful and deeply moving.

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Tsusie
May 16, 2012

Tsusie thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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