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Bo Widerberg
Bo Widerberg - 1990.jpg
Bo Widerberg in 1990.
Born Bo Gunnar Widerberg
(1930-06-08)8 June 1930
Malmö, Sweden
Died 1 May 1997(1997-05-01) (aged 66)
Båstad, Sweden
Nationality Swedish
Occupation Film director, screenwriter, editor, actor
Years active 1962–1995
Spouse(s) Ann-Mari Björklund (m. 1953–54)
Vanja Nettelbladt (m. 1954–73)
Children Nina, Martin, Johan, Matilda

Bo Gunnar Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden. He died in Ängelholm, Skåne län, Sweden of stomach cancer.

Widerberg was the director of films such as Raven's End (1963), Elvira Madigan (1967), Ådalen 31 (1969), Joe Hill (1971), Fimpen (1974), The Man on the Roof (1976), Victoria (1979), The Man from Majorca (1984), The Serpent's Way (1986) and All Things Fair (1995). The Serpent's Way was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival[1] and in competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival.[2] In 1966 at the 3rd Guldbagge Awards his film Heja Roland! won the award for Best Film.[3]

He won a Silver Bear prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for All Things Fair and a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for Ådalen 31.[4] Raven's End,[5] Ådalen 31[6] and All Things Fair all received a nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For Ådalen 31 Widerberg won the Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the 6th Guldbagge Awards.[7] For The Man on the Roof he won the award for Best Film at the 13th Guldbagge Awards.[8]

Bo Widerberg's vision of Swedish cinema parted radically with its contemporary form. He called for a greater political significance and more progressive story telling. The leading figure of Swedish cinema at the time, Ingmar Bergman, was not Widerberg's ideal at all, although he recognized his position: "Neither I nor my friends saw very much in him. We didn't find the issue of God's existence that damned important. But it's safe to say you'd be putting yourself in a bad position if you're trying to slit the throat of the father figure before your own debut." In his book, A Vision of Swedish Cinema, Widerberg concluded that Bergman's films almost exclusively dealt with issues between people directed upwards and seldom sideways. According to Widerberg, Bergman made vertical films when the need for horizontal ones was more dire. On the other hand, Widerberg wanted film to be a tool of the social sciences, a kind of sociological report.



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: The Serpent's Way". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-07-22. 
  2. ^ "15th Moscow International Film Festival (1987)". MIFF. Retrieved 2013-02-20. 
  3. ^ "Heja Roland! (1966)". Swedish Film Institute. 27 February 2014. 
  4. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Ådalen 31". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 2009-04-05. 
  5. ^ "The 37th Academy Awards (1965) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-05. 
  6. ^ "The 42nd Academy Awards (1970) Nominees and Winners". oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-11-16. 
  7. ^ "Ådalen 31 (1969)". Swedish Film Institute. 2 March 2014. 
  8. ^ "Mannen på taket (1976)". Swedish Film Institute. 7 March 2014. 

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Dagens Nyheter
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 00:44:06 -0800

Toalettnedgången där Bo Widerberg kraschade en helikopter under inspelningen av ”Mannen på taket” i mitten av 70-talet är borta. Conny vet, för han var där som så många andra som skulle agera folkmassa. – Alla säger att de var där. Borta är också ...


Fri, 12 Feb 2016 08:18:45 -0800

... tanto per fare solo un paio tra i mille esempi possibili, dalle scene di scioglimento violento delle manifestazioni dei lavoratori che ci sono in due grandi film come l'italiano I compagni (1963) di Mario Monicelli e lo svedese Adalen 31 (1969) di ...


Mon, 23 Nov 2015 07:30:51 -0800

Cette scène explique la façon dont Bo Widerberg – décédé en 1997, et dont on ne cesse de redécouvrir les films – imagine ses films politiques : n'asséner aucune thèse, jamais, mais la faire découvrir par le spectateur, dans la salle, en même temps que ...

Mynewsdesk (pressmeddelande)

Mynewsdesk (pressmeddelande)
Fri, 12 Feb 2016 02:52:30 -0800

Vi har under åren glatt svenska folket med storverk av bland andra Kubrick, Kurosawa, De Sica, Forman, Fassbinder och Hitchcock, samt svenska diton av Hasse Ekman och Bo Widerberg plus älskade lustspel som Pensionat Paradiset. Vi är övertygade om ...

FIDH (Communiqué de presse)

FIDH (Communiqué de presse)
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 07:22:59 -0800

Notre époque nie par individualisme exacerbé tout ce qui a trait à un souci collectif ; l'idée de peuple, pauvre en particulier, irrite sa résignation tranquille. Ainsi agit le film de Bo Widerberg Joe Hill (1971) : il est une complainte et la chanson ...

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Svenska Dagbladet
Thu, 06 Aug 2015 04:36:35 -0700

Sanna Lenken får årets Bo Widerberg-stipendium som delas ut under den pågående Lilla filmfestivalen i Båstad. ”En av Sveriges intressantaste filmare”, lyder motiveringen som prisar hennes långfilmsdebut ”Min lilla syster”. Filmen vann publikens pris på ...


Fri, 21 Aug 2015 02:40:30 -0700

Jag, Johan och Bo Widerberg spelar mot Rod Stewart och Björn Borg 1986. Foto Urban Andersson. Nu finns en ny fin dvd-box med några av Bo Widerbergs filmer ute. Studio S har gjort ”Widerbergboxen” i samarbete med Kungliga biblioteket. En välgärning.


Tue, 17 Nov 2015 03:28:12 -0800

Il y a quelque chose de poignant à voir ou à revoir Joe Hill, le prix spécial du Jury à Cannes de 1971 qui retrouve le chemin des salles le 18 novembre avec Malavida Films et après une longue restauration. Parce qu'il réussit à capter dans l'air du ...

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