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The girls = Flickorna

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In Swedish, with English subtitles.


Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, Gunnel Lindblom.

Publication Information

[New York, NY] : Criterion Collection, [2022]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (100 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


"Mai Zetterling's cinema reached new heights of exuberant experimentation and fierce political engagement with this pointed and playful touchstone of 1960s feminist cinema. As they tour Sweden in a theatrical production of Lysistrata, performing to often uncomprehending audiences, three women (national cinema icons Bibi Andersson, Harriet Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom) find their own lives and marriages mirrored in the complex, combative gender relations at the heart of Aristophanes's play. Onstage drama, offstage reality, and a torrent of surrealist fantasies and daydreams collide in The Girls, a slashing, sardonic reflection on the myriad challenges confronting women on their path to liberation, and on the struggles of the female artist fighting to make her voice heard over the patriarchal din."--Container.


Based on the play Lysistrata by Aristophanes.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1968.

Disc originally released as part of the three-disc set Three films by Mai Zetterling.

Special features: New 2K digital restoration, with uncompressed monaural soundtrack ; Lines from the heart, a 1996 documentary reuniting The girls actors Harriet Andersson, Bibi Andersson, and Gunnel Lindblom.

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