November 13 - Everlasting Moments -- Sweden (2009) Not rated; In Swedish and Finnish with English subtitles; 131 minutes
Sweden in the early 1900s was a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery and the decision to keep it alters her whole life. The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer "Piff Paff Puff" into her life. Trouble ensues when Maria's alcoholic, womanizing husband feels threatened by the young man and his wife's newfound outlook on life.
"This exquisite film by the Swedish master Jan Torell is about seeing clearly, and fearlessly. It's also about subdued passion, the birth of an artists and a woman's struggle to live her own life." -- Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"Rarely is there a film that evokes our sympathy more deeply than "Everlasting Moments." It is a great story of love and hope, told tenderly and without any great striving for effect." -- Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
To view the film's theatrical trailer, click on the image at right.
Showtime is at 7:30 p.m. Admission is free. Please join us!
Additional parking for evening and weekend Library programs on Thorndal Circle (behind Nielsen's).