Jan Troell

Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments

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.

Film Info

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

Special 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

Purchase Options

Special 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

Everlasting Moments
Cast
Maria Heiskanen
Maria Larsson
Mikael Persbrandt
Sigfrid Larsson
Jesper Christensen
Sebastian Pedersen
Callin Öhrvall
Maja Larsson (age 15–22)
Ghita Nørby
Ernestine Fagerdal
Emil Jensen
Englund
Amanda Ooms
Matilda
Claire Wikholm
Grandmother Karna
Credits
Director
Jan Troell
Producer
Thomas Stenderup
Screenplay
Niklas Rådström
Cowriters
Jan Troell
Cowriters
Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell
Based on a story by
Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell
Cinematography
Jan Troell
Cinematography
Mischa Gavrjusjov
Production designer
Peter Bävman
Line producer
Gabriella Seward
Production manager
Martin Ersgård
Assistant director
Susanne Falck
Editing
Niels Pagh Andersen
Music
Matti Bye

From The Current

Everlasting Moments: Ways of Seeing
Everlasting Moments: Ways of Seeing

Photography, the basis of cinema, is also the foundation of Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments. The Swedish title of Troell’s feature, his fourteenth, translates as Maria Larsson’s Everlasting Moments, which alludes to the photographs taken by…

By Armond White

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Jan Troell, Enduring Film Pioneer
Jan Troell, Enduring Film Pioneer

Earlier this year we were proud to release Swedish director Jan Troell’s two-film epic, The Emigrants (1971) and The New Land (1972). The films, starring Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow, are based on Swedish author Vilhelm Moberg’s four-part series…

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Everlasting Process
Everlasting Process

We know that one of the most discussed aspects of a Criterion release is its cover art. So we wanted to draw your attention to a fascinating, entertaining blog post by Sam Smith, who designed the packaging for our new release Everlasting Mome…

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