1969. Sweden. Bo Widerber. 113 min.
Thursday, September 17, 2009, 8:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. Sweden. Written and directed by Bo Widerber. With Peter Schildt, Kerstin Tidelius, Roland Hedlund. Right before Andersson made his own debut feature, he worked as assistant director to Bo Widerberg on this film, which is based on the notorious 1931 strikes in a small town in northern Sweden during which five workers were killed by the military. Widerberg’s realistic depiction of class conflict and his ability to situate people within a distinct environment would carry over into Andersson’s own work. Adalen Riots was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and received an Oscar nomination. In Swedish; English subtitles. 113 min.