Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments

Director: Jan Troell Cast: Maria Heiskanen
Maria Heiskanen
, Mikael Persbrandt
Mikael Persbrandt
, Jesper Christensen
Jesper Christensen
, Callin Ohrvall
Callin Ohrvall
Jan Troell
Everlasting Moments

Everlasting Moments

Director: Jan Troell Cast: Maria Heiskanen
Maria Heiskanen
, Mikael Persbrandt
Mikael Persbrandt
, Jesper Christensen
Jesper Christensen
, Callin Ohrvall
Callin Ohrvall
Jan Troell

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Overview

In a series of remarkable events inspired by a true story, Maria Heiskanen stars as Maria Larsson, a Finnish mother and housewife who devotes all of her attention, care, and consideration to the well-being of her family -- but, like many homemakers, does so at the expense of her own identity and self-awareness. Not that her dockworker husband, Sigge (Mikael Persbrandt), particularly deserves such consideration; a brutish, alcoholic lout, his evenings consist of making life hell for Maria and their daughter with tyrannical, abusive behavior. Then, as the dockworkers go on strike and the family's economic situation plummets, a ray of hope appears, in the form of a Contessa camera won in a local lottery. Unsurprisingly, Maria at first attempts to pawn it to reel in extra monies, but store owner Sebastian Pedersen convinces her otherwise; he teaches her how to use it, and she begins taking gorgeous, haunting photographs with the unaffected, instinctive perceptions of a young child. As the woman's self-discovery builds and her identity takes on form and definition, Sebastian unofficially takes her on as a protégée and quietly witnesses romantic feelings for her building inside of him. Meanwhile, Sigge's life falls to pieces when the authorities connect him with the catastrophic explosion of a British vessel. Maria's daughter, Maja (Callin Öhrvall), narrates.


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Product Details

Release Date: 06/29/2010
UPC: 0715515060417
Original Release: 2008
Source: Criterion Collection
Presentation: [Color]
Time: 2:11:00
Sales rank: 3,154

Special Features

Troell Behind the Camera, a short documentary made during production; ; The True Story of Maria Larsson, a Collection of Photographs by Larsson, with Narration by Writer Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell; ; Troell's Magic Mirror, an Hour-Long Documentary on the Director's Career; Theatrical Trailer; ; Plus: A Booklet featuring an Essay by Critic Armond White

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Maria Heiskanen Maria Larsson
Mikael Persbrandt Sigfrid Larsson
Jesper Christensen Sebastian Pedersen, "Piff Paff Puff"
Callin Ohrvall Maja Larsson (15-22 yrs.)
Ghita Nørby Miss Fagerdal
Amanda Ooms Matilda
Emil Jensen Englund
Claire Wikholm Karna
Ann Petren Ida
Birte Heribertson Tora,Voice of Maja
Antti Reini Captain
Annika Lundgren Miss Öst
Maria Lundqvist Miss Petrén
Hans Henrik Clemmensen Algot Fagerdal
Nellie Almgren Maja (8-10 yrs.)
Johanna Troell Margareta
Rune Bergman August, Maria's father
Hans Alfredson Guard
Charles Wojnicki Ville (7-9 yrs.)
Henrik Persson Ville (14-21 yrs.)
Tindra Cederved Stina (5-7 yrs.)
Sigrid Hemer Nordernhake Stina (12-19 yrs.)
Noah Stenberg Sven (3-5 yrs.)
John Eskilsson Sven (10-12 yrs.)
Max Eskilsson Sven (14-17 yrs.)
Lydia Molin Anna (5-6 yrs.)
Tova Dahan Anna (8-9 yrs.)
Julia Ragnarsson Anna (12 yrs.)
Oskar Carlqvist Elon (as Newborn)
Milo Sundgren Ekberg Ekon (1 yr.)
Lukas Karlsson Elon (2 yrs.)
Alex Reingoldt Elon (7 yrs.)
Pascal Ortega Vemming Erik (2 yrs.)
Emil Damhagen Erik (5 yrs.)
Jonathan Martensson Kalle
Zenna Fiscella Ingeborg
Maria Kulle Aunt Anna

Technical Credits
Jan Troell Director,Cinematographer,Editor,Screenwriter
Niels Pagh Andersen Editor
Peter Bavman Art Director
Tira Blixt Makeup
Matti Bye Score Composer
Martin Ersgård Production Manager
Mischa Gavrjusjov Cinematographer
Agneta von Gegerfelt Makeup
Karen Fabritius Gram Costumes/Costume Designer
Christof Groos Producer
Lars Liljeholm Sound Editor
Niklas Radstrom Screenwriter
Anja Schmidt Casting
Ute Schneider Producer
Thomas Stenderup Producer
Jessica Svensson Makeup
Olle Tannergaard Sound/Sound Designer
Olle Tannergård Sound/Sound Designer
Agneta Ulfsater-Troell Original Story,Screenwriter
Katja Watkins Costumes/Costume Designer

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