Vilgot Sjöman

I Am Curious—Yellow

I Am Curious—Yellow

Seized by customs upon entry to the United States, subject of a heated court battle, and banned in numerous cities, Vilgot Sjöman's I Am Curious—Yellow is one of the most controversial films of all time. This landmark document of Swedish society during the sexual revolution has been declared both obscene and revolutionary. It tells the story of Lena (Lena Nyman), a searching and rebellious young woman, and her personal quest to understand the social and political conditions in 1960s Sweden, as well as her bold exploration of her own sexual identity. I Am Curious—Yellow is a subversive mix of dramatic and documentary techniques, attacking capitalist injustices and frankly addressing the politics of sexuality.

Film Info

  • Vilgot Sjöman
  • Sweden
  • 1967
  • 121 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #180

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • New video introduction by director Vilgot Sjöman
  • Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film
  • New video interview with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia about the controversy surrounding the film
  • The Battle for "I Am Curious—Yellow", a video essay on the film’s censorship and trial
  • Excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious—Yellow
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Essay by critic Gary Giddins
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition

Available In

Collector's Set

I Am Curious . . . Box set

I Am Curious . . . Box set

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$19.97

Special Features

  • New high-definition digital transfer
  • New video introduction by director Vilgot Sjöman
  • Director’s diary: Vilgot Sjöman’s commentary on selected scenes from the film
  • New video interview with legendary publisher Barney Rosset and attorney Edward de Grazia about the controversy surrounding the film
  • The Battle for "I Am Curious—Yellow", a video essay on the film’s censorship and trial
  • Excerpts from the transcripts of the trial for I Am Curious—Yellow
  • Theatrical trailer
  • Essay by critic Gary Giddins
  • New and improved English subtitle translation
  • Optimal image quality: RSDL dual-layer edition
I Am Curious—Yellow
Cast
Lena Nyman
Lena
Börje Ahlstedt
Börje
Peter Lindgren
Rune
Chris Wahlström
Chris
Marie Göranzon
Marie
Magnus Nilsson
Magnus
Ulla Lyttkens
Ulla
Credits
Director
Vilgot Sjöman
Producer
Göran Lindgren
Executive producer
Lena Malmsjö
Cinematography
Peter Wester
Sound
Tage Sjöborg
Editing
Wic Kjellin
Editing
Carl-Olov Skeppstedt
Music
Bengt Ernryd

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