*Girl with Hyacinths*. 1950. Sweden. Directed by Hasse Ekman. Courtesy Swedish Film Institute

Flicka och hyacinter (Girl with Hyacinths). 1950. Sweden. Written and directed by Hasse Ekman. In Swedish; English subtitles. 89 min.

With Eva Henning, Ulf Palme, Birgit Tengroth. Ekman’s favorite of his own films, and an enduring classic in Scandinavia, Girl with Hyacinths examines the mysterious suicide of a young woman (Eva Henning, Ekman’s wife at the time) through a Wellesian multiplicity of points of view. Visually striking, with extreme long takes and images that drift into a dreamlike surrealism, the film reveals its secrets with grace and sympathy, moving toward a final revelation that seems at least a generation ahead of its time.

  1. Friday, September 18, 2015,
    7:00 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
  2. Wednesday, September 9, 2015,
    7:00 p.m.

    Introduced by the filmmaker's wife, Viveka Ekman, daughter, Fam Ekman, and Fredrik Gustafsson
    The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2