Victor Sjöström

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Swedish actor, screenwriter, and film director


Victor Sjöström was a Swedish actor, screenwriter, and film director. Drawn from the stage to the fledgling motion picture industry, he made his first film in 1912 under the direction of Mauritz Stiller. Between then and 1923, he directed another forty-one films in Sweden, some of which are now lost. Those surviving include The Sons of Ingmar (1919), Karin, Daughter of Ingmar (1920) and The Phantom Carriage (1921), all based on stories by the Nobel-prize winning novelist Selma Lagerlöf, confirm him as one the very greatest of silent film directors, who helped to create a unique idiom with qualities quite different from those of sound cinema. Many of his films from the period are marked by subtle character portrayal, fine storytelling and evocative settings in which the Swedish landscape often plays a key psychological role. The naturalistic quality of his films was enhanced by his (then revolutionary) preference for on-location filming, especially in rural and village settings. At age 78 he gave his final acting performance, probably his best remembered, as the elderly professor in Ingmar Bergman's film, Wild Strawberries (1957). (wiki)

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  • RaduBuendia

    Has anyone seen Bergman's To Joy ? Mr. Sjostrom had here a role similar to that from Wild Strawberries

    3 Aug 2009 Reply
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