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Anders Wahlgren

Born in Stockholm 1946. Art and architecture historian. Director, writer and curator. Started as a young man making short films for an experimental scene in Stockholm – the Pistolteatern between the years 1964 – 1967. The films were independent and included in plays and happenings. Collaborated with, among others, Öyvind Fahlström, Åke Hodell, Evan Storm and Staffan Olzon. 1968 short film “A portrait of Claes Oldenburg”. Employed at Sweden’s Radio and Television 1969–1989. Working since then as a freelancer. Directs, writes books, essays and film scripts. Has made more than ninety documentaries. In addition, ten feature films for cinema. Has been awarded several domestic and foreign film awards in New York, Paris, Sorrento and Ghent. The film “Sigrid and Isaac” received the jury’s grand prize at the film festival in Montreal 2007. The highly acclaimed film, “The town in my heart” 1992 about Stockholm’s transformation, followed by “Soul of the city” the following year. “The hunt for the mechanical ballet” 1993. The first feature film “Condemned to a madhouse” about the artist Carl Samuel Graffman in 1976, then, “The beautiful is difficult”, about the artist Carl Fredrik Hill 1985. “Moa, a woman’s love and longing” 1986. “The dying dandy”, about the artist Nils Dardel 1989. “True Moments” 1998. “Sigrid and Isaac” 2005, “Forbidden love” – a film about the Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and Axel Munthe, 2016. “Mr. Funkis” 2022. All films from own script.


A portrait of Claes Oldenburg

Anders Wahlgren

1968, 00:18:00