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Summer Interlude

Sweden, 1950 (MIFF 1954, Films Of Arne Sucksdorff)

Director: Arne Sucksdorff

The lives of the inhabitants of a Swedish seaboard village that becomes a resort in summer are contrasted with those of visitors. The atmosphere of a little fishing village is beautifully caught, the impact of trippers on it equally well described. The film has all the best of Sucksdorff's qualities - a strong pictorial style, human observation, and a simple flowing narrative.

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