List of the best Hans Alfredson movies: The New Land(1972), Shame(1968), Private Confessions(1996), The Emigrants(1971), The Best Intentions(1992) ... ...
Swedish emigrants Karl-Oskar (Max von Sydow), wife Kristina (Liv Ullmann) and family struggle in 1850 Minnesota.
In the midst of a civil war, former violinists Jan and Eva Rosenberg, who have a tempestuous marriage, run a farm on a rural island. In spite of their best efforts to escape their homeland, the war impinges on every aspect of their lives.
A woman (Pernilla August) tells an aged priest (Max von Sydow) about her infidelity, then confesses to her husband (Samuel Fröler) and reflects upon the past.
Småland, Sweden, mid-19th century. A farming family struggle with their rocky, unyielding land, and decide to embark on the arduous journey to new hope in America.
Romance, Biography, Drama
priest wife mother father townsperson brooding emotional sweden rural community family home church failing marriage class distinctions culture clash domestic life illness infidelity forbidden love temptation transformation
In 1909, poor theology student Henrik falls in love with Anna, the intelligent daughter of a rich family in Uppsala. After marrying Henrik becomes a priest in northern Sweden. Urbane Anna hates living in the county, growing restless.