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Everlasting Moments

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(No longer in theaters)
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  • Director: Jan Troell   Cast: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt, Jesper Christensen, Emil Jensen, Ghita Nørby
  • Running Time: 131 minutes
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Genre

Drama

Producer

Tero Kaukomaa, Thomas Stenderup

Distributor

IFC Films

Release Date

Mar 6, 2009

Release Notes

NY/LA

Review

Period movies with lots of sepia are usually soft in the head, but the nostalgic glow of Jan Troell’s Everlasting Moments only adds to the clarity—and wonder—of its vision. In his portrait of an early-twentieth-century Swedish family and the beleaguered mother who discovers the art of photography, the 77-year-old director takes no image for granted; the mysteries of light and shadow deepen the mysteries of love and longing. This is the best film on New York screens right now.

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