Sweden | 2008 | 131 min | PG
In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life.
In Sweden in the early 1900s, “Everlasting Moments” chronicles the life of Maria Lawson (Maria Heiskanen), an immigrant from Finland who uses a camera she wins in a lottery to document her life. Maria works with her camera to support her children while tolerating frequent abuse from Sigfrid (Mikael Persbrandt), her womanizing and alcoholic husband. Maria’s daughter Maja, who vividly presents her mother’s strength and dignity in the face of considerable hardship, narrates the film.
Director: Jan Troell
Cast: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen
ABOUT THE BECHDEL TESTED SERIES
Bechdel Tested is back this spring with an event focusing on women in photography, co-presented by Contact Photography Festival! We’ll be screening the 2008 Swedish gem, Everlasting Moments. Preceding the screening we’ll present a panel on women in photography, moderator and panelists TBA!
We’ll also have fabulous prizes, special cocktails, and mingling with other cinephiles, feminists, and photogs!
Bechdel Tested is curated by Erica Shiner, Michal Stein, Cayley James, and Jaime Redford.
General Admission: $13
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