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253 Ratings

Elvira Madigan

Directed by Bo Widerberg
Sweden, 1967
Drama, Romance


Hedvig Jensen is a famous ropewalker and is known to her public as Elvira Madigan. She meets Sixten Sparre, a Swedish officer who is married and has two children. They both decide to run away, but since Sixten deserted the army, he cannot find any job and the couple encounters many hardships.

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Elvira Madigan Directed by Bo Widerberg

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1967 | Winner: Best Actress

National Board of Review

1967 | 2 wins including: Best Foreign Language Film

BAFTA Awards

1969 | 2 nominations including: Best Cinematography

Golden Globes (USA)

1968 | 2 nominations including: Best Foreign-Language Foreign Film

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