Sunday, October 21, 2012

World Cinema Guide: Sweden (77 Greatest Films 1929-2005)

When I say ‘greatest’ in the title above I mean ‘most critically acclaimed, based on a consensus of opinion’ and for details of how I established that - and why this list only goes up to 2005 - please see ‘World Cinema Guide: Introduction’. 

In the alphabetical table of contents at the right you will also find similar lists for other countries: World Cinema Guide China, World Cinema Guide France, World Cinema Guide Germany etc

Note that within this list there is in effect a ‘best of the best’ list: the most critically acclaimed 10-20% of films from this country are marked with a *.

1944 Torment (Alf Sjoberg)
1951 Miss Julie* (Alf Soberg)
1951 One Summer of Happiness (Arne Mattsson)
1953 Sawdust and Tinsel* (Ingmar Bergman)
1953 Summer with Monika (Ingmar Bergman)
1953 The Great Adventure (Arne Sucksdorff)
1955 Smiles of a Summer Night* (Ingmar Bergman)
1957 The Seventh Seal* (Ingmar Bergman)
1957 Wild Strawberries* (Ingmar Bergman)
1958 The Face (Ingmar Bergman)
1960 The Virgin Spring* (Ingmar Bergman)
1961 Pleasure Garden (Alf Kjellin)
1961 Through a Glass Darkly* (Ingmar Bergman)
1962 Wargame (Mai Zetterling)
1963 A Sunday in September (Jorn Dorner)
1963 Raven's End* (Bo Wilderberg)
1963 The Silence* (Ingmar Bergman)
1963 Winter Light* (Ingmar Bergman)
1964 Dear John (Lars Magnus Lindgren)
1966 I (Peter Kylberg)
1966 Night Games (Mai Zetterling)
1966 Persona* (Ingmar Bergman)
1966 The Island (Alf Sjoberg)
1966 This Is Your Life (Jan Troell)
1967 Elvira Madigan* (Bo Wilderberg)
1967 Hugo and Josephine (Kjell Grede)
1967 I Am Curious - Yellow (Vilgot Sjoman)
1968 Shame* (Ingmar Bergman)
1968 They Call Us Misfits (Stefan Jarl, Jan Lindkvist)
1968 Who Saw Him Die? (Jan Troell)
1969 Adalen '31* (Bo Wilderberg)
1969 Made in Sweden (Johan Bergenstahle)
1970 A Swedish Love Story (Roy Andersson)
1971 A Baltic Tragedy (Johan Bergenstahle)
1971 The Apple War (Tage Danielsson)
1971 The Emigrants* (Jan Troell)
1972 Cries and Whispers* (Ingmar Bergman)
1972 The New Land (Jan Troell)
1973 Scenes from a Marriage* (Ingmar Bergman)
1975 The Magic Flute (Ingmar Bergman)
1976 Face to Face (Ingmar Bergman)
1976 The Man on the Roof* (Bo Wilderberg)
1977 Bang! (Jan Troell)
1978 Autumn Sonata (Ingmar Bergman)
1978 The Adventures of Picasso (Tage Danielsson)
1979 Victoria (Bo Wilderberg)
1980 Children's Island (Kay Pollak)
1982 Ebba the Movie (Johan Donner)
1982 Fanny and Alexander* (Ingmar Bergman)
1982 The Flight of the Eagle (Jan Troell)
1982 The Simple-Minded Murder (Hans Alfredson)
1985 My Life As a Dog* (Lasse Hallstrom)
1986 The Sacrifice* (Andrei Tarkovsky)
1989 The Woman on the Roof (Carl Gustav Nykvist)
1990 Good Evening, Mr. Wallenberg (Kjell Grede)
1991 The Ox (Sven Nykvist)
1992 House of Angels (Colin Nutley)
1992 Sunday's Children (Daniel Bergman)
1992 The Best Intentions* (Bille August)
1995 Love Lessons (Bo Wilderberg)
1996 Hamsun (Jan Troell)
1997 Tic Tac (Daniel Alfredson)
1998 Show Me Love* (Lukas Moodysson)
1998 Under the Sun (Colin Nutley)
1999 The Adventures of Tsatsiki (Ella Lemhagen)
2000 Before the Storm (Reza Parsa)
2000 Faithless* (Liv Ullmann)
2000 Songs from the Second Floor* (Roy Andersson)
2000 The New Country (Geir Hansteen Jorgensen)
2000 Together* (Lukas Moodysson)
2002 Lilya 4-Ever* (Lukas Moodysson)
2003 Daybreak (Bjorn Runge)
2003 Evil (Mikael Hafstrom)
2003 Saraband (Ingmar Bergman)
2003 Terrorists: The Kids They Sentenced (Stefan Jarl, Lukas Moodysson)
2004 A Hole in My Heart (Lukas Moodysson)
2004 As It Is in Heaven* (Kay Pollak)

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