Bo Widerberg, (born June 8, 1930 in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden, died May 1, 1997 in Båstad, Skåne län, Sweden). He was a Swedish director of films such as Kvarteret Korpen (Raven's End), "All things fair" (1995), "(The ballad of) Joe Hill" (1971) and Elvira Madigan. He won a Silver Bear prize in Berlin and a Foreign Language Film Oscar Nomination for "All things fair" and a Special Grand Jury Prize at Cannes Festival for "Joe Hill", film currently unavailable neither on DVD nor on VHS. June 8 is the 159th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (160th in leap years), with 206 days remaining. ... 1930 is a common year starting on Wednesday. ... MalmÃ¶? IPA: [mÃ¡lmÃ¸:] is a town and municipality in the southernmost Swedish province of SkÃ¥ne. ... SkÃ¥ne County, or SkÃ¥ne lÃ¤n, is the southernmost County or lÃ¤n, of Sweden. ... May 1 is the 121st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (122nd in leap years). ... 1997 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... BÃ¥stad Municipality is a municipality in southern Sweden, where the town BÃ¥stad is seat with a population of 4,700. ... SkÃ¥ne County, or SkÃ¥ne lÃ¤n, is the southernmost County or lÃ¤n, of Sweden. ... Hedvig Elvira Madigan Jensen was a Danish ropedancer that lived in the late 19th-century. ...
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Already acclaimed as one of the leading novelists of his generation, Widerberg turned to film criticism in the early 1960s.
In 1962 he published a collection of essays, Vision in the Swedish Cinema, which vociferously denounced Swedish film as rarified and oblivious to everyday, contemporary issues; Ingmar Bergman was singled out as the primary offender.
Widerberg gained international acclaim with the lyrically photographed Elvira Madigan (1967), which tells the true story of a doomed love affair in morally oppressive 19th-century Sweden.
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