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Everlasting Moments

Jan Troell

 
Everlasting Moments (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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  • Sweden
  • 2008
  • 131 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.85:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #520

Swedish master Jan Troell, director of the beloved classics The Emigrants and The New Land, returns triumphantly with Everlasting Moments, the vivid, heartrending story of a woman liberated by art at the beginning of the twentieth century. Though poor and abused by her alcoholic husband, Maria Larsson (Maria Heiskanen, in a beautifully nuanced portrayal) finds an outlet in photography, which opens up her world for the first time. With a burnished bronze tint that evokes faded photographs, and a broad empathetic palette, Everlasting Moments—based on a true story—is a miraculous tribute to the power of image making.

Cast

Maria LarssonMaria Heiskanen
Sigfrid LarssonMikael Persbrandt
Sebastian PedersenJesper Christensen
Maja Larsson (age 15–22)Callin Öhrvall
Ernestine FagerdalGhita Nørby
EnglundEmil Jensen
MatildaAmanda Ooms
Grandmother KarnaClaire Wikholm

Credits

DirectorJan Troell
ProducerThomas Stenderup
ScreenplayNiklas Rådström
CowritersJan Troell and Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell
Based on a story byAgneta Ulfsäter-Troell
CinematographyJan Troell and Mischa Gavrjusjov
Production designerPeter Bävman
Line producerGabriella Seward
Production managerMartin Ersgård
Assistant directorSusanne Falck
EditingNiels Pagh Andersen
MusicMatti Bye

Disc Features

DIRECTOR-APPROVED SPECIAL EDITION

  • New high-definition digital transfer, approved by director Jan Troell, with DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on the Blu-ray edition
  • Troell Behind the Camera, a short documentary made during production
  • The True Story of Maria Larsson, a collection of photographs by Larsson, with narration by writer Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell
  • Troell’s Magic Mirror, an hour-long documentary on the director’s career
  • Theatrical trailer
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a new essay by critic Armond White

    New cover by Sam Smith

Film Essays

Everlasting Moments: Ways of Seeing

By Armond WhiteJune 29, 2010

Photography, the basis of cinema, is also the foundation of Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments. . . . Read more »

Clippings

Everlasting Process

June 29, 2010

We know that one of the most discussed aspects of a Criterion release is its cover art. So we . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Everlasting Moments: Ways of Seeing

By Armond WhiteJune 29, 2010

Photography, the basis of cinema, is also the foundation of Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments. . . . Read more »