Love Month

A SWEDISH LOVE STORY

Directed by Roy Andersson

Sweden, 1970, 1h 55min, DCP, In Swedish with English Subtitles

Love Month

AFS Cinema

6406 N I-35 Suite 3100 Austin, TX 78752

Pricing

$13.50 evening / $11 matinee

$4 discounts for AFS MAKE & WATCH members. Free for LOVE & Premiere members.

AISD educator/local high school & college student discount: $4 off
(Available at the box office only with valid employment/school ID. Not eligible for use on special screenings or events.)

“They barely say a word throughout, but their glances, kisses with chewing gum still in, the way he puts his hand on the nape of her neck, feel like enough.”
Another Magazine

“Renders the feeling and awkwardness of youth … populated with baffling adult behavior, beautifully.”
—Carol Morley, director of THE FALLING (2014)

“Years later, it’s still on the ‘most popular films’ shelf in Swedish video stores. Even all the non-Swedes we know are totally enamored.”
Vice Magazine

First love has never been sweeter than a kiss punctuated by the taste of bubblegum as in Roy Andersson’s aptly-titled A SWEDISH LOVE STORY. A classic in its native Sweden, this stylish look at teen romance — complete with awkward fumblings, silent staredowns, and moped gangs — made a star of its director who (much like the ending of many a great romance) promptly fell into a deep depression after its success, never again to make another film as wonderfully exuberant. Despair not, he went on to direct SONGS FROM THE SECOND FLOOR and A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE. Keep your eyes peeled for the acting debut of Björn Andrésen, the “most beautiful boy in the world.”

Ann-Sofie Kylin, Rolf Sohlman

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