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Dalecarlians

- Some international press reviews

Article: Press Review

Gunnar Rehlin - Variety
Legit director Maria Blom makes a mature, assured debut as a filmmaker with dark comedy Dalecarlians, an ensembler set during a family birthday party. Turning the cliche of people unburdening themselves emotionally during a drink-fueled get-together on its head, Blom makes the film both funny and disturbingly tragic...

Shahla Nahid - Fipresci
... a nice film with beautiful landscapes, unfortunately more than déjà vu, treats the lack of communication among family members by using the contradiction between country and city people. A subject with which swedish people identify themeselves.

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Anna Lai - Cinema invisibile
Un film equilibrato, una commedia sarcastica che mescola abilmente pathos ed assurdità mostrando con autenticità, non a caso la regista Maria Blom risiede a Dalecarlia, le contraddizioni degli abitanti del piccolo centro, in bilico tra il legame con le tradizioni e la modernità della Svezia.

Edmond de Saint-Pierre - Le Filmomètre
Maria Blom vient du théâtre et ça se sent. Dalecarlians souffre légèrement d'hyperdramatisation. Ce premier film accumule en effet à l’envi personnages et situations dramatiques. La fête se transforme en festival tragédies et révélations et la fin en drame. Même si un peu écrasé par cet amoncellement, le film perd de sa force, celle-ci résidant essentiellement dans le chaleureux réalisme de ses personnages, ça ne l'empêche pas de convaincre. Et ce, surtout grâce à la qualité de l'interprétation et particulièrement au charme de son actrice principale...

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international title: Dalecarlians
original title: Masjavlar
country: Sweden
year: 2004
directed by: Maria Bloom
screenplay: Maria Bloom, Maria Blom
cast: Sofia Helin, Kajsa Ernst, Ann Petrén, Lars G. Aronsson, Barbro Enberg, Joakim Lindblad, Inga Ålenius, Willie Andréason, Peter Jankert

main awards/selection

Guldbagge Awards (SE) 2005 Best Film (Lars Jönsson)
Best Screenplay (Maria Blom)
Best Supporting Actress (Kajsa Ernst)
Lübeck Nordic Film Days 2005 NDR Promotion Prize - Honorable Mention (Maria Blom)
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