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14.-20. januar 2019

Program 2018

FILM CONCERT: TERJE VIGEN (A MAN THERE WAS)

“There lived a remarkably grizzled man on the uttermost, barren isle…” Although kindred in spirit, Victor Sjöström’s adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s 1861 epic poem “Terje Vigen” is a stand-alone piece of art, made in the prime of the modernist era, of which Ibsen himself was a central figure. 
Playing the titular role himself, Sjöström, together with cinematographer Julius Jaenzon created epic and iconic scenes in A MAN THERE WAS; promoting nature, the sea in particular, from being a mere backdrop in traditional cinema to feature as a character in the film. Despair, revenge, love, mercy – the primal emotions of man – that is what the sea represents for Terje Vigen.

The film is screened with a live soundtrack, performed on The Arctic Cathedral’s church organ. The composer and performer is Ben Model, film historian, curator, musician, composer and silent film connoisseur, based in New York City.  

Note: Tickets to this screening can only be purchased with credit/debit card or cash, not TIFF value cards. Price: NOK 160,- 

Program: 
Orginal title: 
TERJE VIGEN: SKÅDESPEL I FYRA AKTER
Director: 
Victor Sjöström
Screenplay: 
Gustaf Molander, Victor Sjöström, Henrik Ibsen
Photography: 
Julius Jaenzon
Actors: 
Victor Sjöström, Bergliot Husberg, Edith Erastoff, August Falck
Run time: 
53 min
Year: 
1917
Country: 
Sverige
Producer: 
Charles Magnusson
Sales: 
Swedish Film Institute
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Victor Sjöström (1879 – 1960) was an actor and a director, a legend of Swedish Cinema and an important name in film history. He did his finest work during the silent film era, living in Hollywood for seven years. His last big role as an actor was as Isak Borg in Bergman’s WILD STRAWBERRIES (1957).