What characterizes a classic? How many years must pass, before we can distinguish a classic? Who decides that it is a classic?
All the films in the programme can be labelled classics, in different contexts.
Diagonal Symphony, because it was one of the few avant-garde films made at the time and because it is the only film by Viking Eggeling that is preserved. It is something as rare as a piece of visual music. A Day in the City by Pontus Hultén and Hans Nordenström, with its pioneering, anarchistic humour has clearly passed the test of time. General Rehearsal for Suicide by Åke Karlung for its eccentricity and its allusions to the art scene of the time. Gunvor Grundel Nelson’s My Name is Oona is virtually unknown to the Swedish audience, but has received cult status in the US. Marit Lindberg’s Mikaela’s voice has been seen by children and adults alike, and raises important issues about vulnerability and belonging. We come full circle with the minimalist work 27 Kilometer Drawing, where Lina Selanders pays tribute to Viking Eggeling.
En dag i staden
Pontus Hultén & Hans Nordenström
Generalrepetition för självmord
MY NAME IS OONA
27 Kilometer Drawing