I Am Curious (Yellow)* [Jag ar nyfiken -en film I gult]

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I Am Curious (Yellow)* [Jag ar nyfiken -en film I gult]

  • 1967 ----- b & w ----- 93 min ----- vhs
  • (Directed and written by Vilgot Sjoman; with Lena Nyman, Borje Ahlstedt, Peter Lindgren) Lena, aged twenty, wants to know all she can about life and reality. She collects information on everyone and everything, storing her findings in an enormous archive. In as search for her own selfhood, she becomes a political activist, challenging traditional values on the issues of militarism, social equality and sexual liberation. Meanwhile, the actors, director and crew are shown in a humorous parallel plot about the making of the film and their reactions to the story and each other. Nudity, explicit sex, and controversial politics kept this film from being shown in the US while its seizure by Customs was appealed. [As with all materials of a sensitive nature, it is strongly suggested that faculty preview this film before showing it to their students.] (In Swedish with English subtitles) (Restricted to classroom use only)
  • Topics: (Motion Pictures: Features, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Women Studies)