Film Fest: Cinematheque Presents “Together”

Film Fest: Cinematheque Presents “Together”

For the April installment of Cinematheque, a film club and collaboration between the Telluride Film Fest and the Telluride Library, the feature is “Together,” a superb Swedish satire. Monday, April 4. Show time is 6 p.m. Free to all. With host and local cinephile, Seth Cagin.


Telluride Film Festival and the Wilkinson Public Library present the “Hope Springs Eternal” Cinematheque series, which explores cinematic themes of rebirth and awakening, a perfect contemplation to accompany the transition from a long, dark winter into the opening spring.

The four-part series continues Monday with a movie Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun Times described as “a sly, satirical Swedish film.”

From Director Lukas Moodysson comes a lithe Swedish comedy about Elisabeth, a woman fleeing her abusive husband in the mid-1970s. With her two children, she moves into her brother Goran’s commune in a large house in suburban Stockholm.

The commune, named “Together,” is filled with a cast of characters who at first resist accepting Elisabeth, then welcome her and her children as part of their family. Elisabeth begins a personal transformation, influenced by the liberal attitudes towards sex, drugs, and politics of the commune. But will it last?

“An almost perfect light comedy: funny, original, touchingly tender, with superbly managed modulations of tone between laughs and tears,” Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian.

For a preview of what’s in store, check out the trailer:

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