Vilgot Sjöman

Format: DVD

Genre: Drama

Location: Fi24b

This collection contains:

The Swedish Mistress (Älskarinnan) (1962)

A love triangle through the four seasons. A young woman living in a relationship falls in love with a married man. If someone had told her that she, in a few months, should be the man’s mistress, she would become aggrieved and indignant. She was certainly not a woman who would mess with married men.

491 (1964)

Six youth criminals are chosen to participate in a social experiment named “Guesthouse Objectivity” (Pensionatet Sakligheten), where they are assigned to live together in an apartment while being supervised by two forgiving social workers.

I am Curious (Yellow) (Jag är nyfiken: En film i gult) (1967)

Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. She experiments with relationships, political activism, and meditation. Meanwhile, the actors, director, and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed.

I am Curious (Blue) (Jag är nyfiken: En film i blått) (1968)

The same movie with the same characters, cast, and crew as I am Curious (Yellow), but with some different scenes and a different political slant. The political focus in Blue is personal relationships, religion, prisons, and sex. Blue omits much of the first version’s class consciousness and non-violence interviews. Yellow and Blue are the colors of the Swedish flag.