Games of Love and Loneliness (Den allvarsamma leken)
Followed by a discussion with Anja Breien, and an opening night reception
Sweden/Norway. Dir. Anja Breien. 1977, 99 mins. DCP. With Stefan Ekman, Lil Terselius, Katarina Gustafsson, Palle Granditsky. In the Victorian-era, aspiring newspaperman Arvid Stjärnblom falls in love with the beautiful Lydia Stille. Taught to behave with restraint, the young man puts love on hold, while pursuing both his career and material wealth. Lydia is willing to wait, but finds herself in difficult economic circumstances when her father dies, making this is a story of missed chances and unfulfilled love. Games of Love and Loneliness is adapted from the novel by Hjalmar Söderberg, who also wrote Gertrud, the source for Carl Dreyer’s last film.
Tickets for Friday evening screenings: $12 ($9 for senior citizens and students / free for Museum members) and includes admission to the Museum’s galleries, which are open until 8:00 p.m.