||Swedish with English subtitles|
This coming-of-age story is set in urban and rural Sweden during the late 1950s. The passion, pain,
and oddities of the human condition are presented through the eyes of 12-year old Ingemar. Separated
from his ailing mother and shunted from one relative to another, Ingemar is beset by a series of
travails as he comes to terms with his loss of innocence. This film was an international hit and
received Academy Award nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay and won Golden Globe Award
for Best Foreign Film.
Rated PG-13 for adult situations.
Post-film discussion led by Dr. Rachel Ritterbusch, Associate Professor of English and Modern
Languages at Shepherd University.
About the director Lasse_Hallström
About the film
A selection of reviews of the film