The Last Sentence
DOM over Dod MAN
An elegant and poetic tale—exquisitely filmed in black and white—about crusading Swedish journalist Torgny Segerstedt and his courageous stand against Fascism during WWII.
May 23, 2013
|4:00 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
May 28, 2013
|9:30 PM||SIFF Cinema Egyptian||Date has passed|
A dramatic and poetic true story about a man who could not be silenced, The Last Sentence weaves together a psychologically insightful love story with a portrayal of the tenuous political situation neutral Sweden found itself in during the Second World War, and proves that at 81, the esteemed filmmaker Jan Troell is still at the height of his powers. Torgny Segerstedt (Jesper Christensen) was one of the leading journalists in Sweden in the 20th century. As managing editor of the Gothenburg economic daily Handelstidningen, he fought a one-man battle against Adolf Hitler and fascism through- out the war years. It was a difficult fight, only made possible because of his reputation, the power of his conviction, and the fact that he had friends in high places, not least among them his lover, the Jewish intellectual Maja Forssman (another tour-de-force performance from Pernilla August), the wife of his publisher. Exquisitely filmed in black and white, The Last Sentence continues Troell's mission to illuminate history.
Jan Troell’s realistic films have placed him in the first rank of modern Swedish film directors alongside Ingmar Bergman and Bo Widerberg. His internationally acclaimed films include The Emigrants and its sequel The New Land (1972). The Emigrants was nominated for several Academy Awards®, including Best Picture.
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|Principal Cast:||Jesper Christensen, Pernilla August, Ulla Skoog, Björn Granath, Amanda Ooms|
|Running Time:||125 minutes|
|Screenplay:||Klaus Rifbjerg, Jan Troell|
|Cinematographers:||Jan Troell, Mischa Gavrjusjov|
|Editors:||Jan Troell, Ulrika Rang|
|Awards:||Montreal World Film Festival 2012 (Best Director); Chicago Film Festival 2012 (Silver Hugo for Best Actress)|
|Filmography:||Everlasting Moments (2008); Hamsun (1996); The Flight of the Eagle (1982); Zandy’s Bride (1974); The New Land (1972); The Emigrants (1971)|
|US Distributor:||Music Box Films|