1975. Sweden. Roy Andersson. 137 min.
Introduced by Andersson
Friday, September 11, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1975. Sweden. Directed by Roy Andersson. With Thommy Berggren, Mona Seilitz, Wille Andréason. Giliap, the new waiter at the gloomy Hotel Busarewski, unknowingly initiates a peculiar love triangle when he falls in love with a beautiful waitress who may or may not already be involved with a curious Captain Hook–like character known as The Count. Andersson describes the film as his fabulous flop: three years in the making, it went over budget and bombed at the box office, rendering Andersson persona non grata of the Swedish film industry for twenty-five years. However misunderstood it was in his home country, the film was praised abroad and makes a beautiful, if perplexing, epilogue to A Swedish Love Story. In Swedish; English subtitles. 137 min.