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Anima Mundi
Erling Johansson

Anima Mundi is a filmic interpretation of mythological motifs, primitive rites and notions taken from samic culture in northern Sweden. Carved figures and forms in black and white represent a pagan world of signs, and esoteric symbolism that pays scant attention to the public mind or the ephemeral quality of life and out inevitable fate. The 1988 catalogue of The Film Centre describes Anima Mundi as the ‘final shutdown between the Man of Old and the New Man’. Anima Mundi means soul of the world.

English title Anima Mundi
Keywords Experimental
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic film
Duration 00:11:51
Color BW
Year 1967
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About the artist

Born in 1934.

Painter and filmmaker. Studied painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Stockholm. Lives in Stockholm and Lappland. Erling Johansson was elected and active member of the legendary ”Arbetsgruppen för film” wihich included internationally renowned Swedish poets and artists such as Öyvind Fahlström and Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in th 1950s, 60s and 70s.