Lukas Moodysson

Started by children with angels, May 21, 2003, 10:48:28 PM

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wilder

Makes perfect sense. fwiw I miss the "ugly" look, too, but enjoyed We Are the Best!. More Moodysson is better than no Moodysson. Will seek out the series if it ever jumps the pond.

wilder



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WorldForgot

Thanks for the reminder, wilder. Looking forward to watching this series.

Axolotl

Yep. Fwiw i loved we are the best so I'm looking forward to this.

wilder

Cannes: Lukas Moodysson to Direct 'Together 99,' Sequel to 2000 Crossover Dramedy
The Hollywood Reporter

Gustaf Hammarsten returns to star in the sequel to 'Together,' which looks at the members of the first film's Swedish commune, 24 years later.

Lukas Moodysson is heading back to the commune.

The acclaimed Swedish director will mount a sequel to his 2000 crossover hit Together, a dramedy set in a Swedish commune in the 1970s.

Together 99 is set 24 years after the events of the first film. The once-thriving community Together is now the world's smallest commune, consisting of just two people: Göran and Klasse, played by Gustaf Hammarsten and Shanti Roney, who reprise their roles from the original film.

Feeling a bit lonely, Göran and Klasse decide to get the old gang back together for a reunion.

"Together 99 will be the world's saddest comedy," Moodysson said. "It's about getting old, looking back, regretting everything you have done, or regretting nothing, lying awake at night missing someone you have not met in 20 years, longing back, looking forward. And about the collective: [are] the dreams from the seventies alive or are they dead? And does Göran still eat porridge?"

Memfis Film will produce Together 99 in co-production with SF Studios and Film i Väst. Shooting is set to start in August. SF Studios will distribute the film in the Nordics, with REinvent handling international sales. Together 99 is expected to premiere in 2023.

eward

I was so into this guy's films in high school. Together, yes, but Fucking Amal and Lilja 4-Ever (which dvd release led to my purchasing a region free player for the first time) in particular. Don't think I've watched those in 15+ years, and pretty sure I haven't seen any of his subsequent efforts.

Perhaps I'll do something about that.

Robyn

I rewatch Fucking Åmål regularly. Definitely worth it! Together too is awesome.

Container is the one I need to watch. Heard both good and bad things about that one

wilder

January 31, 2023

The Lukas Moodysson Collection on blu-ray from Arrow



QuoteEver since his debut was heralded as "a young master's first masterpiece" by none other than Ingmar Bergman, director Lukas Moodysson has been hailed internationally as one of Sweden's greatest filmmaking talents, delighting and confounding audiences in equal measure.

Moodysson's first film, Fucking Åmål (released overseas as Show Me Love), tells the story of awkward smalltown teenager Agnes and her crush on popular classmate Elin, which unexpectedly blossoms into reallife romance; it was quickly heralded as a new queer cinema touchstone and one of the most authentic portrayals of youthful relationships on film. He swiftly followed this with the bittersweet, satirical 1970sset Together, in which the inhabitants of a commune try to reconcile their ideals with their hearts' desires.

Having made a name for himself as the new master of tragicomic, feelgood humanism, Moodysson suddenly frustrated expectations with a trio of startlingly confrontational works: the hauntingly bleak Lilya 4ever, based on a reallife case of a Russian girl sold into sex trafficking in Sweden; the abrasive and semiimprovised A Hole in My Heart, detailing the messy (un)making of an amateur porn video; and the avantgarde Container, narrated in its English version by Jena Malone (Donnie Darko).

After making his mainstream Englishlanguage debut with the expansive Mammoth, starring Gael Garcia Bernal and Michelle Williams, Moodysson returned to his roots with We Are The Best! (based on a graphic novel by his wife and 'consigliere' Coco), the charming and funny tale of three schoolgirls starting a punk band in early1980s Stockholm.

Available together for the first time, Moodysson's eclectic filmography can now be appreciated as the work of a singular filmmaking voice, as avowedly uncompromising and unabashedly political as it is keenly observed, deeply felt and frequently hilarious.