Three Films by Mai Zetterling

Three Films by Mai Zetterling

A fearlessly transgressive, long-overlooked pioneer of feminist cinema, the Swedish actor turned director Mai Zetterling ruffled the feathers of the patriarchal establishment with a string of bracingly modern, sexually frank, and politically incendiary films focused on female agency and the turbulent state of twentieth-century Europe. Her ability to render subjective psychological states with startling immediacy is on display in these three taboo-shattering works from the 1960s, featuring some of Swedish cinema’s most iconic stars. With their audacious narrative structures, their elaborate use of symbolism, and their willingness to delve into the most fraught realms of human experience, these are models of adventurous, passionately engaged filmmaking.

Film Info

  • Spine #1162

Films In This Set

Purchase Options

Films In This Set

Three Films by Mai Zetterling

THREE-BLU-RAY SPECIAL EDITION FEATURES

  • New 2K digital restorations, with uncompressed monaural soundtracks
  • New interview with author Alicia Malone
  • Maybe I Really Am a Sorceress, a 1989 documentary on Mai Zetterling, featuring interviews with the director; her coscreenwriter, David Hughes; and actors Harriet Andersson, Ingrid Thulin, Bibi Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom
  • Lines from the Heart, a 1996 documentary reuniting The Girls actors Harriet Andersson, Bibi Andersson, and Lindblom
  • Interview with Zetterling from 1984
  • Swedish television footage from the production and premiere of Night Games
  • New English subtitle translations
  • PLUS: An essay by film scholar Mariah Larsson

    New cover by Eric Skillman