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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.

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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Aftonbladet
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 02:11:15 -0700

Hur många fler filmer av Roy Andersson, Bo Widerberg eller Suzanne Osten hade vi fått se om de inte tvingats ägna tid åt att kämpa för varje krona? Genomför visionen om en statlig filmpolitik värd namnet, tillför minst en miljard per år till produktion ...

Hällekis Kuriren

Hällekis Kuriren
Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:00:00 -0700

Han har skrivit otaliga filmartiklar och recensioner i DN, varit redaktör för Bonniers filmguide och författat en lysande biografi om Bo Widerberg. Han är krönikör i tidskriften Filmrutan och har hållit många uppskattade och inspirerande se minarier ...
 
Ystads Allehanda
Fri, 04 Apr 2014 21:30:00 -0700

Den dramatiska kusten mellan Hammar och Kåseberga är en magnet för filmare. Här spelade Bo Widerberg in Kärlek 65, här filmades Den bästa av mödrar, här har Wallander vankat och i veckan började regissören Amanda Adolfsson filma sin debutfilm ...

De Dagelijkse Standaard (Blog)

De Dagelijkse Standaard (Blog)
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 06:07:30 -0700

“Bij Beyond had ik dat wel: daar zat Ingmar Bergman op mijn rechterschouder en Bo Widerberg (The Serpent's Way, 1986) op mijn linkerschouder. Dat was overigens geen last, maar meer een zegen. Bij de opnamen voor The Legacy heb ik he-le-maal niet ...

Courrier Picard

Courrier Picard
Thu, 03 Apr 2014 01:24:37 -0700

Et tout au long du festival, retrospective en copies restaurées de chefs d'oeuvres d'Ingmar Bergman, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Teuvo Tulio et Bo Widerberg. L'an dernier, le festival du film de Beauvais, consacré au Portugal, avait rassemblé 7300 spectateurs.

Sveriges Radio

Sveriges Radio
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 06:18:45 -0700

Birgitta Valberg i tv-teatern "En handelsresandes död" från 1979 i regi av Bo Widerberg. Foto: SVT Bild. Skådespelaren Birgitta Valberg avled i helgen. Brigitta Valberg gjorde inte mindre än 137 roller på Dramaten från början av 40-talet och fram till ...
 
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Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:56:15 -0700

För manus och regi står svensk/iraniern Shahriyar Latifzadeh som är regissör, författare och föreläsare. Han är utbildad vid Filmhögskolan/Akademin Valand i Göteborg och Stockholms Universitet och är Bo Widerberg-stipendiat. Han har tidigare regisserat ...
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