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Sweden, 1953 (MIFF 1955, The Creative Impulse)

Director: Olle Hellbom

The story of the birth, life and death of a peasant, portrayed by the sculptures of Axel Petersen. A quiet, acutely analytical study of caricatured Swedish sculptured figures. The music and English commentary match the care and skill of the photography.

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Swedish Peasant Paintings

Sweden, 1958
A film about the so-called "gourd" paintings which were done by the itinerant peasant artists who flourished in the Dalecarlia district of Sweden in the 18th Century. The scenes usually have a religi… More »

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