Everlasting Moments (2008)

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  • IMDb page: Everlasting Moments (2008)
  • Rate: 7.5/10 total 2,410 votes 
  • Genre: Biography | Drama
  • Release Date: 24 September 2008 (Sweden)
  • Runtime: 131 min | Australia:106 min (short version)
  • Filming Location: Luleå, Norrbottens län, Sweden
  • Budget: €4,773,906(estimated)
  • Gross: $606,126(USA)(21 June 2009)
  • Director: Jan Troell
  • Stars: Maria Heiskanen, Mikael Persbrandt and Jesper Christensen
  • Original Music By: Matti Bye   
  • Soundtrack: Internationalen
  • Sound Mix: Dolby Digital
  • Plot Keyword: Camera | Working Class | 1900s | Alcoholic | Alcoholic Father

Writing Credits By:

    (in alphabetical order)

  • Niklas Rådström  screenplay
  • Jan Troell  story
  • Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell  story
  • Maja Öman  memoirs

Known Trivia

  • Sweden’s official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the The 81st Annual Academy Awards.

Plot: In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. Full summary » |  »

Story: Sweden, early 1900s – an era of social change and unrest, war and poverty. A young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The camera grants her the eyes to view the world, and empowers her over several decades to raise and nurture her family of six children and an alcoholic, womanizing and sometimes violent, although ultimately loving, husband.Written by IFC Films  

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Produced By:

  • Sigve Endresen known as co-producer
  • Christof Groos known as co-producer
  • Tero Kaukomaa known as producer
  • Christer Nilson known as producer
  • Ute Schneider known as co-producer
  • Bella Seward known as line producer
  • Thomas Stenderup known as producer
  • Per-Erik Svensson known as co-producer
  • Signe Byrge Sørensen known as assistant producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Maria Heiskanen known as Maria Larsson
  • Mikael Persbrandt known as Sigfrid Larsson
  • Jesper Christensen known as Sebastian Pedersen
  • Callin Öhrvall known as Maja Larsson (age 15-22)
  • Nellie Almgren known as Maja Larsson (age 8-10)
  • Birte Heribertsson known as Maja Larsson (narration) / Aunt Tora
  • Ghita Nørby known as Miss Fagerdal
  • Amanda Ooms known as Matilda
  • Emil Jensen known as Englund
  • Claire Wikholm known as Grandmother Karna
  • Ann Petrén known as Ida
  • Antti Reini known as Finnish Sea Captain
  • Annika Lundgren known as Miss Öst
  • Maria Lundqvist known as Miss Petrén
  • Hans Henrik Clemensen known as Mr. Fagerdal
  • Johanna Troell known as Margareta
  • Rune Bergman known as Maria's Father
  • Hans Alfredson known as Prison Guard
  • Charles Wojnicki known as Ville Larsson (age 7-9)
  • Henrik Persson known as Ville Larsson (age 14-21)
  • Tindra Cederved known as Stina Larsson (age 5-7)
  • Sigrid Hemer Nordenhake known as Stina Larsson (age 12-19)
  • Noah Stenberg known as Sven Larsson (age 3-5)
  • John Eskilsson known as Sven Larsson (age 10-12)
  • Max Eskilsson known as Sven Larsson (age 14-17)
  • Lydia Molin known as Anna Larsson (age 5-6)
  • Tova Dahan known as Anna Larsson (age 8-9)
  • Julia Ragnarsson known as Anna Larsson (age 12)
  • Oskar Carlqvist known as Elon Larsson (age 0)
  • Milo Sundgren Ekberg known as Elon Larsson (age 1)
  • Lukas Karlsson known as Elon Larsson (age 2)
  • Alex Reingoldt known as Elon Larsson (age 4-5)
  • Andreas Ahlm known as Elon Larsson (age 7)
  • Pascal Ortega Vemming known as Erik Larsson (age 2)
  • Emil Dämhagen known as Erik Larsson (age 5)
  • Jonathan Mårtensson known as Kalle
  • Zenna Fiscella known as Ingeborg
  • Karl Hultén known as Gunnar Larsson (age 7-9)
  • Karl Linnertorp known as Gunnar Larsson (age 14-21)
  • Boel Larsson known as Kalle's Mother
  • Livia Millhagen known as Ingeborg's Mother
  • Maria Kulle known as Aunt Anna
  • Åsa Söderling known as Lady receiving treatment
  • Sanna Persson known as Månselotta
  • Michael Segerström known as Landlord
  • Kenneth Milldoff known as Pidder
  • Richard Ulfsäter known as Mr. Grevelius
  • Pierre Lindstedt known as Worker #1
  • Rolf Lydahl known as Worker #2
  • Eddie Axberg known as Worker #3
  • Christian Fex known as Police
  • Linus Nilsson known as Worker #4
  • Jan Lerning known as Truck Driver
  • Martin Ersgård known as Officer
  • Anneli Martini known as Lodge lady
  • Berto Marklund known as Berto Marklunda
  • Petra Quist known as Violin (dance floor)
  • Inge Pettersson known as Guitar (dance floor)
  • Lars Blomgren known as Clarinet – Dance floor
  • Mattias Lundgren known as Accordion – Beach
  • Annika Silwen known as Clarinet – Beach
  • Anna Larsson known as Fiddle (beach)
  • Isabella Gottberg known as Violin – Lodge party
  • Ida Bo-Sturesdotter Eriksson known as Piano – Lodge Party
  • Alexander Andresson known as Clarinet – Lodge party
  • Staffan Lahti known as Drums (lodge party)
  • Gunilla Irberer known as Female pianist
  • Josefin Granqvist known as Lodge lass
  • Alexander Kathy known as Anton Nilsson
  • Christer Kyréus known as Fin herre
  • Elena Alexandrova known as Fru Pedersen
  • Erika Ekman known as Lilla Elsa
  • Lukas Wägbo known as Algot Rosberg
  • Michael Odhag known as Kvist
  • Rakel Benér known as Hilma
  • Sune Hagström known as Wagoner
  • Rolf Jarl known as Farmhand

..{tab=Supporting Department}Makeup Department:

  • Tira Blixt known as makeup artist: Luleå
  • Jan Kindahl known as makeup artist (as Janne Kindahl)
  • Karen Knudsen known as assistant makeup artist: Hamburg
  • Jessica Svensson known as makeup artist: Luleå
  • Agneta von Gegerfelt known as makeup artist: Skåne
  • Charlotte Wolke known as assistant makeup artist

Art Department:

  • Daniel Ahlbäck known as assistant property master
  • Anna Alaeddine known as property master: Hamburg
  • Peter Bävman known as set designer
  • Lena P. Cederlund known as assistant props (as Lena Pettersson Cederlund)
  • Peter Edfast known as construction coordinator: Luleå (as Peder Edfast)
  • Thommy Engman known as carpenter (as Tommy Engman)
  • Karl-Adrian Holmqvist known as painter
  • Olof Larson known as carpenter (as Olof Larsson)
  • Berit Liminga known as painter
  • Stephan Malmberg known as construction coordinator
  • Hans Erik Olsen known as painter
  • Ola Sandell known as carpenter
  • Thorkil Slebsager known as property master
  • Daniel Stevic known as carpenter
  • Caroline Størmer known as set dresser
  • Elisabeth von Koch known as props
  • Maria Wiggefors known as carpenter
  • Lotta Wihl known as props

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Production Companies:

  • Blind Spot Pictures Oy (co-production)
  • Final Cut Productions
  • Göta Film (co-production)
  • Götafilm (co-production)
  • Motlys (co-production)
  • Schneider & Groos

Other Companies:

  • Film Finances  completion guarantor
  • Swedish Lapland Film Commission  film commission

Distributors:

  • Alfa Films (2010) (Argentina) (theatrical)
  • Arsenal (2010) (Germany) (theatrical)
  • IFC Films (2009) (USA) (theatrical) (subtitled)
  • IFC in Theaters (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2008) (Sweden) (theatrical)
  • Wild Bunch Benelux (2009) (Netherlands) (theatrical)
  • A-Film Home Entertainment (20??) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2010) (USA) (DVD)
  • Criterion Collection, The (2010) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • HBO Hungary (2009) (Hungary) (TV) (original airing) (Cinemax)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2009) (Sweden) (DVD)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution Sverige AB (2009) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sandrew Metronome Distribution (2008) (Finland) (all media)
  • Sandrew Metronome International (2008) (Denmark) (all media)
  • Transeuropa Video Entertainment (TVE) (2011) (Argentina) (DVD)

..{tab=Other Stuff}Visual Effects by:

  • Daniel Basle known as graphics artist: Hamburg
  • Gregor Rok known as graphics artist: Hamburg
  • Jonas Schmid known as digital colorist

Release Date:

  • Canada 5 September 2008 (Toronto International Film Festival)
  • Sweden 22 September 2008 (Stockholm) (premiere)
  • Sweden 24 September 2008
  • Norway 17 October 2008
  • USA 19 October 2008 (Chicago International Film Festival)
  • Spain 24 October 2008 (Valladolid Film Festival)
  • Denmark 31 October 2008
  • Finland 7 November 2008
  • USA 8 February 2009 (Portland International Film Festival)
  • USA 6 March 2009 (limited)
  • France 19 March 2009 (Rouen Nordic Film Festival)
  • Turkey 4 April 2009 (Istanbul Film Festival)
  • Denmark 21 April 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Ireland 22 May 2009
  • UK 22 May 2009
  • Netherlands 2 July 2009
  • Czech Republic 3 July 2009 (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)
  • Hungary 16 August 2009 (TV premiere)
  • Brazil 23 October 2009 (São Paulo International Film Festival)
  • Greece 27 October 2009 (Panorama of European Cinema)
  • Australia 5 November 2009
  • Poland 1 December 2009 (Camerimage Film Festival)
  • Indonesia 7 December 2009 (Jakarta International Film Festival)
  • New Zealand February 2010
  • Argentina 9 March 2010 (Pantalla Pinamar Festival)
  • Malta 10 March 2010
  • Germany 8 April 2010
  • Argentina 7 October 2010

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Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database

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