The Strongest (Den starkaste)

Live musical accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble


Castro Theatre Sat, Jun 4, 2016 12:00 PM
$16 general / $14 member
Film Info
Director:Alf Sjöberg and Axel Lindblom
Cast:Bengt Djurberg
Anders Henrikson
Gun Holmquist
Hjalmar Peters
Gösta Gustafson
Total Run Time:106 min


Breathtaking Arctic vistas serve as a backdrop to stirring human drama in this late-silent-era masterpiece from Sweden. Cinematographer Axel Lindblom’s experience shooting newsreels in the Arctic Ocean in the early 1920s led him to write a screenplay about rival hunting ships and rival suitors facing off in a frozen world under the midnight sun. Shelved for years, the script finally went into production under the direction of both Lindblom, in his last film, and a theater director named Alf Sjöberg, who went on to forge a new era of Swedish cinema.

Live musical accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble

Introduction by Barbro Osher

Special support from the Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Consulate General of Sweden San Francisco

ASL interpretation provided