Everlasting Moments

Synopsis & Film Details

Sweden, early 1900s. 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.

The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer “Piff Paff Puff” into her life. Trouble ensues when Maria’s alcoholic, womanizing husband feels threatened by the young man and his wife’s newfound outlook on life.

Directed by Jan Troell
Sweden, 2009, 35mm
131 minutes, Rated PG
Swedish with English subtitles

Critic Reviews

Everlasting Moments is the work of a master, who draws marvelously subtle performances from Heiskanen, Persbrandt and Christensen in which the truth of a given character lies not in what is said aloud but in what is held within.

Chuck Wilson, LA WEEKLY

Beholding Troell’s exquisite images is like having your eyes washed, the better to behold moving pictures of uncorrupted purity and clarity.

Todd McCarthy, VARIETY

Everlasting Moments is a beautifully-performed, highly personal film that condenses an epic scope into a series of singularly poignant images.

Michael Rechtshaffen, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER