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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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New York, début XXe siècle. Pour Joe, pauvre émigré suédois, la Terre promise a un goût amer. Un film fort sur l'injustice magnifiquement porté par son acteur principal, Thommy Berggren. Plus de 40 ans après sa sortie, “Joe Hill” n'a pas pris une ride.

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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 ...


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

Inventer, c'est le beau mot qui définirait le mieux le rôle donné à sa caméra par le réalisateur et metteur en scène suédois Bo Widerberg (1930-1997) épris de ce que l'on appelle la nouvelle vague française et de ce qui est bien une quête d ...


Wed, 18 Nov 2015 09:48:45 -0800

En deux ans, au fil de cinq reprises, nous avons eu le temps de devenir fan de Bo Widerberg, cinéaste suédois des sixties et seventies, au style résolument libre et moderne (voir nos critiques de Elvira Madigan, du Péché Suédois, du Quartier du Corbeau).


Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:48:45 -0800

... the thriller elements and the family ties are intertwined in a dense story,” said producer Fredrik Heinig at B-Reel, who added that series such as BBC's “Happy Valley” and “Line of Duty,” RTE's “Love/Hate” and Bo Widerberg's police dramas were ...


Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:46:57 -0800

Chez Olivier Assayas, on découvre le suédois Bo Widerberg, Showgirls de Paul Verhoeven chez Bertrand Bonello, Ma vie de chien de Lasse Hallström chez Kore-eda (!) ou encore Big de Penny Marshall chez Céline Sciamma. Parmi ces pépites se niche un ...


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.

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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 ...

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