• Sweden
  • 1967
  • 97 minutes
  • Black and White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
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  • Spine #181

A parallel film to Vilgot Sjöman’s controversial I Am Curious—Yellow, I Am Curious—Blue also follows young Lena on her journey of self-discovery. In Blue, Lena confronts issues of religion, sexuality, and the prison system, while at the same time exploring her own personal relationships. Like Yellow, Blue freely traverses the lines between fact and fiction, employing a mix of dramatic and documentary techniques.

Disc Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film
  • Excerpts from Sjöman’s Self Portrait 92, a documentary made for Swedish television
  • Deleted scene with an introduction by Sjöman
  • Reprinted 1968 interview with Sjöman
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Film Essays

Still Curious

By Gary Giddins March 10, 2003

When Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint appeared in 1969, sending the intelligentsia into exegetical panic over masturbation and self-loathing, Roth remarked that his book was at present an . . . Read more »

Film Essays

Still Curious

By Gary Giddins March 10, 2003

When Philip Roth’s Portnoy’s Complaint appeared in 1969, sending the intelligentsia into exegetical panic over masturbation and self-loathing, Roth remarked that his book was at present an . . . Read more »


Features

Sex and Politics: An Interview with Vilgot Sjöman

By John Lahr March 10, 2003

The Swedish director of I Am Curious explains how he fused the themes of eroticism, self-exploration, voyeurism, and nonviolence into a film about the new freedoms of the young. QUESTION: I Am . . . Read more »