En kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love Story) (1970)





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Two idealistic teenagers fall in love for the first time in this romantic drama. They try to remain hopeful in a cynical world of adults that discourage them. Their parents are weary from life's constant problems and fail to take the young couple seriously when they speak of love and hope for the future. Rolf Sohlman and Ann-Sofie Kylin are the young couple in love who try to rise above the clouds of despair created by their parents. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama , Romance
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Väinän Filmi


Critic Reviews for En kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love Story)

All Critics (2)

Wickedly humorous and poignant love story between two romantic adolescents experiencing love for the first time.

Full Review… | July 30, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

...places its teen characters at its centre, yet never fails to set their blinkered joy against the very adult misery to which they remain so oblivious.

Full Review… | March 24, 2011
Eye for Film

Audience Reviews for En kärlekshistoria (A Swedish Love Story)


Roy Andersson's celebrated social criticism signature. To me, however, just too many unwanted materials dragging the film down.


The tone is very unusual: on one hand, there's the central story, a sweet and authentic (perhaps slightly idealized) look at young teenage courtship. This is starkly contrasted by the adults, all of whom are bitter, petty and miserable. It's like Bergman doing Endless Love. The constrast is most blatant in the final portion of the film: when the grown-ups are busy bickering and sniping at each other, the young lovers are busy making out in the barn, oblivious to the glimpse of their future selves they could be witnessing. It's not a brilliant film, and the cheese soundtrack dates it badly, but it's pretty interesting.

Martin Teller
Martin Teller

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