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Here is Your Life

Spine #766

Jul 14, 2015

Number of Discs: 2

  • 1.66:1 Anamorphic Widescreen
  • Swedish Dolby Digital 1.0 Mono
  • English subtitles

Here is Your Life

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Directed By: Jan Troell
Starring: Eddie Axberg, Gudrun Brost, Holger Löwenadler, Allan Edwall, Max von Sydow, Gunnar Björnstrand
Licensor: Svensk Filmindustri

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This mesmerizing debut by the great Swedish director Jan Troell (The Emigrants, The New Land) is an epic bildungsroman and a multilayered representation of early twentieth-century Sweden. Based on a series of semi-autobiographical novels by Nobel Prize winner Eyvind Johnson, Here Is Your Life follows a working-class boy's development, from naive teenager to intellectually curious young adult, from logger to movie projectionist to politically engaged man of the people-all set against the backdrop of a slowly industrializing rural landscape. With its mix of modernist visual ingenuity and elegantly structured storytelling, this enchanting film-presented here in its original nearly three-hour cut-is a reminder that Troell is one of European cinema's greatest and most sensitive illuminators of the human condition.

  • New introduction by filmmaker Mike Leigh
  • New conversation between director Jan Troell and film historian Peter Cowie
  • New interviews with actor Eddie Axberg and producer and screenwriter Bengt Forslund
  • Interlude in Marshland, a 1965 short film by Troell, starring Max von Sydow


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