Show Me Love* (Fucking Amal)
- 1998 ----- color ----- 89 min ----- dvd
(Directed and written by Lukas Moodysson; with Alexandra Dhalstrom, Rebecca Lijeberg, Erica Carlson, Mathias Rust, Stefan Horberg, Josefin Nyberg, Ralph Carlsson, Maria Hedborg, Axel Widegren, Jill Ung, Lisa Skagerstam) Amal is a small insignificant town where nothing ever happens, where the latest trends are out of date when they get there. Young Elin has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to guys, but the fact is that she has never done "it". Agnes, another girl in her school, is in love with Elin but is too shy to do anything about it. For different reasons, Elin ends up at Agnes' birthday party as the only guest. They have a girl's night out together but after that Elin desperately avoids Agnes, refusing to even consider her own homosexuality. Or, as a translation from the original Swedish description reads, in part: "Elin has made out with about 70,000 guys, and she thinks everything is boring. She longs for something to happen."
(In Swedish with English subtitles)
(Restricted to use on University of Washington campuses only)
- Topics: (Adolescence, Motion Pictures: Features, Scandinavian Languages and Literature, Sociology, Women Studies)