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Underjordiskt sällskap - en fredagsresa under Stockholm
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Guillermo Alvarez

A subversive subway journey towards an indeterminate destination, a friday in 1980’s Stockholm. The Guillermo Alvarez (b.1946) arrived to Sweden from Colombia in 1972 after studying theatre in New York City, and then mainly made a living working in the subway in Stockholm. Alvarez was one of the founding members, together with other filmmakers, of the film co-operative Cineco (Cinecoperativo) in the late ‘80s. Underjordiskt sällskap is one of the films they produced together and gives a unique insight in the social meetings by the subway; between white collar and blue collar, immigrants and Swedes, people in social alienation as well as well-dressed suits from the upper strata of society.

Keywords Architecture, Documentary
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:28:00
Year 1981
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About the artist

Guillermo Alvarez

Born in 1946. Lives and works in Bogota.

Guillermo Álvarez, a Columbian with a background in theatre and film, worked in the Stockholm subway in the 1970s. During the same period he also attended film school Dramatiska institutet. After studying in New York the filmmaker lived in Paris before ending up in Stockholm.

Álvarez was one of the founding members of film co-operative Cineco (Cinecoperativo), where artists were joined by a need to make their voices heard. At the time, the filmmakers faced problems of there not being any room for multilingual films.

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