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Everlasting Moments (2008)
"Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick" (original title)

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In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maria Larsson
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Sigfrid Larsson
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Sebastian Pedersen
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Maja Larsson (age 15-22)
Nellie Almgren ...
Maja Larsson (age 8-10)
Birte Heribertsson ...
Maja Larsson (narration) / Aunt Tora
Ghita Nørby ...
Miss Fagerdal
Amanda Ooms ...
Matilda
Emil Jensen ...
Englund
Claire Wikholm ...
Grandmother Karna
Ann Petrén ...
Ida
Antti Reini ...
Finnish Sea Captain
Annika Lundgren ...
Miss Öst
Maria Lundqvist ...
Miss Petrén
Hans Henrik Clemensen ...
Mr. Fagerdal
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Sweden, early 1900s - an era of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over several decades to raise and nurture her family of six children and an alcoholic, womanizing and sometimes violent, although ultimately loving, husband. Written by IFC Films

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€4,773,906 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$40,443 (USA) (6 March 2009)

Gross:

$606,126 (USA) (19 June 2009)
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Sweden's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the The 81st Annual Academy Awards (2009). See more »

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Sometimes slow is best
22 June 2009 | by (Maastricht, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

The story of the life of a more or less normal family as told by one of its daughters. The most interesting families deliver the most interesting stories and this is one of them - especially by the way it is told and shown. A pivotal event in the life of the family is the day where the mother wins a camera and starts using it to make pictures of everything she deems interesting and/or important. The story is constantly told using back-flashes and this works very well - as events roll by the definition of the family is fully developed and as one gets to know more and more of the people in the family one starts to understand why some things are done the way they are done. With each passing year in the story the bonds become closer and the pictures become clearer.

It's a fairly long film but given all the things that happen that doesn't hurt the film at all. The color scheme used is very fitting and gives a nice extra effect, the choice of music is good too. Story telling is enticing and acting is well beyond the bare necessities to keep the film alive. So, all in all, a most enjoyable watch.

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