Vilgot Sjöman

I Am Curious—Blue

I Am Curious—Blue

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.

Film Info

  • Vilgot Sjöman
  • Sweden
  • 1967
  • 97 minutes
  • Black & White
  • 1.33:1
  • Swedish
  • Spine #181

Special 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

Available In

Collector's Set

I Am Curious . . . Box set

I Am Curious . . . Box set

DVD Box Set

2 Discs

$31.96

Special 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
I Am Curious—Blue
Cast
Lena Nyman
Lena
Börje Ahlstedt
Börje
Marie Göranzon
Marie
Hans Hellberg
Hans
Bim Warne
Bim
Gunnel Broström
Woman
Gudrun Östbye
Lena's mother
Sonja Lindgren
Sonja
Peter Lindgren
Rune
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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