Streaming: The Emigrants

Available April 2–May 10, 2020
Recorded conversation: Jan Troell, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell, and Yohanna Troell

Troell has made the masterpiece about the dream that shaped America—a dream, and an America, fast disappearing from our views.

Richard Schickel, Life

Liv Ullmann, Max von Sydow, Eddie Axberg, Sven-Olof Bern,

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Recorded Conversation
Jan Troell, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell, and Yohanna Troell on “Max von Sydow: Reflections on His Career”
Available April 2–May 10

Watch a recorded conversation with Swedish filmmakers Jan Troell, Agneta Ulfsäter-Troell, and Yohanna Troell moderated by Richard Peterson, Director of Programming, Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. Access is included with rental of this streaming film program.

The first of Jan Troell’s two films adapted from epic novels by Vilhelm Moberg stars Liv Ullmann and Max von Sydow as struggling Swedish farmers in the 1840s who decide to emigrate to America. The Emigrants received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Actress, Director, and Adapted Screenplay—rare honors for a foreign film. Ullmann, often identified with Bergman’s films, has said Kristina is her favorite role. Among the many distinctive qualities of Troell’s cinema is the fact that he is the cinematographer of his own films and enjoys the freedom that comes with the dual role of director-cinematographer.

Richard Peterson
  • Jan Troell
  • Bengt Forslund
Based On
  • the novel by Vilhelm Moberg

  • Jan Troell
  • Swedish
  • with English subtitles
Print Info
  • Color
  • Digital streaming
  • 191 mins
  • Swank Motion Pictures