Swedish master Jan Troell, director of the beloved classics The Emigrants and The New Land, returns triumphantly with Everlasting Moments, the vivid, heartrending story of a woman liberated by art at the beginning of the twentieth century.
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probably one of the best movies that depicts a life of a woman. it never gives in to any cliche or some kind of forced statement on feminism, but beautifully depicts a woman's passion for life. it has respects for it's suffering subjects and does a great job in telling a story so simple yet moving.
Before Vivian Maier... Before and during WWI, the story of this woman of modest origin who discovers herself and and her calling when she finds a camera is beautifully told in subdued touches. 130 minutes of wonder.
Heiskanen shines as a woman whose creative awakening confounds the religious, gender and class dictates of her time. Says The Guardian, "This is a fascinatingly detailed story of impoverished working-class life taking in strikes... [WWI], the coming of electricity, and the cinema. Amazing performances abound, from Persbrandt and Christensen to the child actors. Brutal and luscious storytelling and cinematography.