New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

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March 24, 2000 (Friday) at 7:30 p.m.
Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(Swedish, 1996, 168 minutes, color, 35mm)

Directed by Bille August
Starring Maria Bonnevie, Ulf Friberg, Pernilla August, Lena Endre
In Swedish with English subtitles

Set in a small mountain village in 19th-century Sweden, JERUSALEM takes a sober look at issues of faith and spirituality, as well as betrayal, lust, and longing. In the film, based on the novel by Selma Lagerlöf, director Bille August uses two distinct points of view--rationality and emotion--to tell the story.