In 1975 Stockhom a communal house called Tillsammans (Together) is home to radical hippie young people, dreaming to build a true socialist way of life. They debate about almost everything, from the sharing of the chores to the organization of meal cooking and the banishment of television. One of the community members, Goran, brings his sister Elisabeth and her two children to live at the commune. Elisabeth just escaped an abusive husband, but her middle-class mentality is shocked at the radicalism and sexual freedom of her new housemates. Her children have to understand by themselves this apparently mad new world of adults. Slowly Elisabeth and the children understand more about alienation, freedom and the risks of idealism.
With his first two feature efforts, Fucking Åmål (1998) and Together (2000), Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson earned a strong following for his acute, gentle sense of social satire and his remarkably well-drawn and sympathetic characters. Though his third feature, the soul-shredding Lilja 4-Ever, marked a notably dark turn in terms of content for Moodysson, his sense of characterization was perhaps stronger than ever, and the stark tale of a young Russian girl forced into prostitution gained him international acclaim. A native of the South Sweden burg of Lund, Moodysson was the son of hardworking farmers who hailed from the small community of Smaland. When the opportunity arose for Moodysson’s father to study engineering in the 1960s, he relocated to the university town of Lund, funding his education with work at a local hardware store; it was there that Karl Frederik Lukas Moodysson was born in January of 1969. The future director was exposed to an early film influence at age 12 when… read more
Beards, polyamory, nudity and communal living – oh you snappy-dressing and quick-witted hippies, prepare to confront your dysfunction! While in the midst of coming together and having a serious discussion… read review
No se si Lukas Moddyson es un buen cineasta. Lo unico que puedo decir es que “Fucking Amal”, su opera prima, tambien conocida como “Descubriendo el Amor” es una de las mejores peliculas sobre la inciacion… read review