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944 Ratings

A Swedish Love Story

En kärlekshistoria

Directed by Roy Andersson
Sweden, 1970
Drama, Romance


Two adolescents meet and cautiously fall in love at the peak of an idyllic Swedish summer. Oblivious to social boundaries, they innocently create their own milieu in contrast to the distorted relationships and disillusionment of the adult world around them.

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A Swedish Love Story Directed by Roy Andersson

Critics reviews

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.
March 15, 2009
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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.
June 01, 2008
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