For her feature film directing debut, actress Mai Zetterling turned to Agnes von Krusenstjerna’s controversial masterpiece of Swedish feminist literature, “The Misses von Pahlen,” an intense and personal seven-part novel that has been likened to the great works of D.H. Lawrence. As three pregnant women from different backgrounds wait to have their babies in a hospital in Stockholm at the outbreak of the Great War, they relive their childhood and youthful experiences via individual flashbacks. Drawing on the classic Ingmar Bergman style of Swedish filmmaking and collaborating with many of his favorite actors as well as the great cinematographer Sven Nykvist, Zetterling had produced a powerful fusion of personal emotional drama and a commentary on the role of women in a society in moral decline.
Director: Mai Zetterling
Actors: Åke Grönberg, Anita Björk, Anja Boman, Arne Lindblad, Axel Fritz, Axeline Le Mon, Barbro Hiort af Ornäs, Bengt Brunskog, Berit Gustafsson, Birger Åsander, Bjarne Næss, Bo Hederström, Börje Mellvig, Britt Marie Råberg, Claes Thelander, Dan Landgré, Eva Alw, Eva Dahlbeck, Eva Stellby, Frank Sundström, Gio Petré, Gunnar Ahlström, Gunnar Björnstrand, Gunnel Lindblom, Hanny Schedin, Hans Strååt, Hans Sundberg, Harriet Andersson, Harry Dickson, Heinz Hopf, Henrik Schildt, Inga Landgré, Isa Quensel, Jan Malmsjö, Jan-Erik Lindqvist, Kai Norström, Kai Reiners, Karin Larsson, Katarina Edfeldt, Laila Jonsson, Lars Grundtman, Lennart Grundtman, Lissi Alandh, Lo Dagerman, Margit Carlqvist, Margit Eng, Märta Dorff, Meta Velander, Nancy Dalunde, Rebecca Pawlo, Sonja Hjört, Sten Lonnert, Stig de la Berg, Toivo Pawlo, Ulf Johansson, Ulla Ljunggren
Duration: 118 min