Loving Couples

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Loving Couples

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Loving Couples

Release Date: December 20, 1964

Year    :   1964
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Genres    :   Drama, Romance
Production Companies    :   Sandrews
Director    :   Mai Zetterling
Producers    :   Rune Waldekranz, Göran Lindgren, Gösta Petersson
Writers    :   Mai Zetterling, David Hughes, Agnes von Krusenstjerna, Lars Lindroth
RunTime    :   118 mins.

For her feature film directing debut, actress Mai Zetterling turned to Agnes von Krusenstjerna's controversial masterpiece of Swedish feminist literature, "The Misses von Pahlen," an intense and personal seven-part novel that has been likened to the great works of D.H. Lawrence. As three pregnant women from different backgrounds wait to have their babies in a hospital in Stockholm at the outbreak of the Great War, they relive their childhood and youthful experiences via individual flashbacks. Drawing on the classic Ingmar Bergman style of Swedish filmmaking and collaborating with many of his favorite actors as well as the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Zetterling had produced a powerful fusion of personal emotional drama and a commentary on the role of women in a society in moral decline.

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