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Vilgot Sjöman

Sweden, 1974 (MIFF 1975)

Director: Karsten Wedel

A film portrait of Vilgot Sjoman, made during the shooting of his film, A Handful of Love, in 1973. Sjoman talks about himself, his films (several of which are illustrated by excerpts), and film making in general.

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