A look at the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of human sexuality research, whose 1948 publication "Sexual Behavior in the Human Male" was one of the first recorded works that saw science address sexual behavior.
An elderly Margaret Thatcher talks to the imagined presence of her recently deceased husband as she struggles to come to terms with his death while scenes from her past life, from girlhood to British prime minister, intervene.
Richard E. Grant
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
If you're searching for a historical period piece on Sweden's social history,or just hanker for a well written,directed,photographed & acted drama on family bonds,'Maria Larssons Eviga Ogonblick',or as it is being distributed in English speaking countries as 'Everlasting Moments' is the film for you. Sweden's Jan Troell (known in the U.S. for his 1971 film,'The Emigrants')directs,co-writes the screenplay (with Niklas Randstrom & Agneta Ulfsater Troell,based on a story by Ulfsater Troell),and photographs (with assistance from Mischa Gavrjusjov)this love letter to photography. The story concerns several years in the life of a housewife,named Maria Larsson (a care worn looking Maria Heiskanen),her mean,brute of an alcoholic husband,Sigge (Mikael Persbrandt),and their brood of children (with the narrative being told by their daughter,Maja (played by Callin Orhvall). Maria has won a camera in a lottery,and after is sits around for several years,is finally used for family portraits,special events,etc.,much to the chagrin of her controlling husband. What I truly admired about this film is that,in addition to being a chronicle of the tempestuous lives of the family,also acts as a history of Swedish social history as a backdrop (much like Bertolucci's '1900'). This is Swedish film making at it's best (it's a delight to look at,especially on a full screen,as well as it's story telling abilities). Well worth seeking out. Spoken in Swedish & Finnish with English subtitles. Not rated by the MPAA,this film has raunchy language,sexuality,and some disturbing moments of spouse abuse that will upset some,as well as pervasive alcoholism. Leave junior home.
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