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Bo Widerberg
Bo Widerberg.jpg
Born Bo Gunnar Widerberg
(1930-06-08)8 June 1930
Malmö, Sweden
Died 1 May 1997(1997-05-01) (aged 66)
Ängelholm, Sweden
Children Johan Widerberg (b. 1974)

Bo Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor. He was born Bo Gunnar Widerberg 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.

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

  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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Sydsvenskan

Sydsvenskan
Wed, 20 May 2015 15:41:15 -0700

Det är inte mycket svenskt på Cannesfestivalen i år, men i tisdags kväll intog Bo Widerbergs ”Joe Hill” den pampiga utomhusbiografen på stranden. Malmöregissörens film om den svensk-amerikanske protestsångaren tävlade på festivalen 1971, och vann ...
 
Helsingborgs Dagblad
Thu, 14 May 2015 19:00:47 -0700

Stockholmsdottern Bergman får dock lite konkurrens av Malmösonen Bo Widerberg på tisdag kväll, då hans ”Joe Hill” (1971) visas i en nyrestaurerad kopia på den maffiga utomhusduken, som brukar samla cineaster och turister när mörkret faller. Det säger ...

aVoir-aLire

aVoir-aLire
Mon, 11 May 2015 10:15:00 -0700

Mais l'aventure est de courte durée. Rien ne le retenant à New-York, Joel, devenu Joe Hill, se met en route vers l'Ouest pour retrouver son frère. Le film : Joe Hill de Bo Widerberg, sélection officielle à Cannes en 1971, où il obtint le Prix du Jury ...

Aftonbladet

Aftonbladet
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:52:30 -0700

Bo Widerberg het i Frankrike. Renässans för den svenske filmskaparen. Bo Widerberg 1(1930-1997). I veckan blev det känt att årets Cannesaffisch pryds av Ingrid Bergman. Knappast en högoddsare; Bergman juryledde festivalen 1973 och skulle ha fyllt ...

Novaplanet

Novaplanet
Mon, 23 Mar 2015 16:15:00 -0700

Ressortie du Quartier du Corbeau et Amour 65, morceaux copieux de la carrière d'un maître oublié de la Nouvelle vague suédoise. BO WIDERBERG : L'ANTI-BERGMAN. Il y a les génies qu'on découvre tardivement et ceux qu'on redécouvre en se ...

Svenska Dagbladet

Svenska Dagbladet
Fri, 22 May 2015 00:45:29 -0700

På årets meny syns utöver ”Hitchcock–Truffaut” bland andra Bo Widerberg, vars ”Joe Hill” lockade en bred allmänhet av olika åldrar och nationaliteter (inklusive ett äldre par från Falsterbo!) till en underbar utomhusvisning på jätteduk, Orson Welles ...

Libération

Libération
Tue, 24 Mar 2015 09:06:41 -0700

Après une première fournée l'an dernier – le galop d'essai le Pêché suédois, les sommets Elvira Madigan et Adalen '31 –, Malavida prolonge son invitation à redécouvrir en salles l'œuvre un peu oubliée du Suédois frondeur Bo Widerberg, contempteur du ...

Svenska Dagbladet

Svenska Dagbladet
Sat, 21 Feb 2015 21:00:19 -0800

I sin film följer Bo Widerberg troget livsödet, från inledningen i New Yorks Little Italy – några av de råaste och bästa femton minuter som gjorts i svensk film – över diversearbetandet runtom i landet, till aktivismen och döden. Regissören arbetade ...
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