Kvarteret Korpen (Raven's End) Reviews
This was the swedish director Bo Widerberg´s second feature film and it was praised when in came out in 1963. The film was shot on location in a run-down Malmö block, that was soon to be demolished. Locals were used as extras to strengthen the feeling of authencity. Keve Hjelm was awarded the swedish Guldbagge for Best Actor. The film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. It was also entered into the official selection at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, competing for the Palme d'Or. This black and white feature has an electric vibe throughout the movie and the acting is really top-notch from all the main actors. Almost every scene keeps you totally focused and you can relate to Anders frustration. Malmö is my hometown and it´s really nice to see how it looked ten years prior to my birth. Bo Widerberg was a director with massive passion, belief in his own ideas and with true dynamics. A man that would stop for nothing and he showed as well how to manage totally different genres as a director in a very convincing way. I really liked "Kvarteret Korpen" and it´s time for me to go through everything Bo Widerberg directed. R.I.P Bo Widerberg 1930 - 1997.