Back to Dalarna!

Back to Dalarna!

Back to Dalarna!

  Anyone who lives far away in urban climes of his rural family of origin, will know the mixed feelings when he makes after many years on the road to see his relatives during a tenth anniversary of the father. Such a return of between familiarity and strangeness, emotion and horror and tragedy and comedy staged by the Swedish director Maria Blom in Back to Dalarna! with the wish: “My dream is that people almost as soon as they leave the cinema, to call their loved ones and tell them: I like you !”

bn (Sofia Helin) is mid-thirties and lives in Stockholm in the life of a stand-alone career woman. Their home, a village in the rural province of Dalarna, she has left a deep breath before 15 years behind him, but now they can not avoid the 70th Birthday of her father to return. Hardly had he arrived to see Mia in the same family structures involved, which they once left behind, and instead of welcoming her sister’s birthday party planning Eivor (Kajsa Ernst a big party) in the parish hall of the village, which vorauswirft his restless shadows already.
( #) As the youngest of three eccentric sisters and also the only one who left the village, Mia has a special role within the family, especially since she is the favorite daughter said her father. Immediately upon her arrival her parents surprise her with the intention to give her a piece of land on the lake, in the hope that her little one will have more frequent visits, which can quickly break out old rivalries and feuds among the sisters. Especially Eivor, the eldest, who finds himself cheated in view of its successful sister to the recognition of their concept of life as a housewife and mother, is trying to seize as tyrannical organizer of the party control of the family and especially her sisters themselves. Gunilla (Ann Petrén), the middle sister, however, who has just celebrated her divorce with a holiday in Bali, is totally immersed in their enthusiasms of a younger lover with whom she also stretched the nerves of the strong women in the context of the family.

Mia’s intent, the place and people to meet their origins and childhood, with detached arrogance, dwindling rapidly, given the force of the encounters and emotions then. Like her sisters, she forfeited the same mechanisms by which they believed had long since released, and you will realize that her exactly what she had cursed at Dalarna always, as the crude, often offensive humor of the people who nevertheless had been missing. As she weeps at her maternal friend Barbro (Barbro Enberg), it becomes clear that her life in Stockholm is not as happy as it seems.

At the feast with abundant liquor finally tamed the hard feelings explode, especially the three sisters, and it escalated to a stage of settlement before formally clad audience to bring to light all the inhibitions, which in its interior simmered for years fiercely to herself. At the same time shows the importance of family relationships as before, and that the arguments are ultimately motivated by a desire to be recognized as the person who has it what it is.

Also inevitably arises at the thought of The Celebration by Thomas Vinterberg, then back to Dalarna! but a completely different nature, the film director Maria Blom, also wrote the screenplay, puts the accent despite some acrimony tragedy in a humorous and touching forgiveness, always oriented to the idea of the inestimable value of the family, so hurtful and nerve-wracking at times, this also may be. They also portrayed affectionately mocking the rural society of the province of Dalarna, from which she herself is and in which it has withdrawn them after many years in Stockholm again, so that its protagonist Mia certainly has parallels to their own emotions. Maria Blom who originally wanted to be hairdresser, has more visits from the embarrassment of failure in the entrance examination out of acting classes, and later celebrated with self-written pieces on the Stockholm backstage theater considerable success. After a television production is back to Dalarna! Her first feature film for which she received in 2005 the film award for best screenplay and best film in Sweden.

Few people are the subjects of the precipices and turbulent staged flights of family life seem strange that in Back to Dalarna! be represented by a great ensemble, and this reason alone they will surely touch the audience. Whether, however, will fulfill the dream of the director and the film will spark a wave of familiar expressions of sympathy in this country remains to be seen. A remarkable, witty spectacle with tragic elements, he is all.

(Mary Anderson)

Title: Back to Dalarna Original Title: Masjävlar Country of production: Sweden Year of production: 2004 Length: 98 (Min) of material: Kool Film Distribution

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