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