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Hägringen
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Guillermo Alvarez

Hägringen depicts the life of a young Latin American man in late 70s Stockholm, struggling with the experience of neither becoming a part of the new society nor being able to influence events in his native country.

Keywords Architecture
Aspect ratio 1,33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format 16mm
Duration 00:38:00
Color BW
Sound Mono
Year 1981
In text Guillermo Álvarez
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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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