A MAN THERE WAS (Terje Vigen)

with musical accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble
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Castro Theatre Sun, Jun 4, 2017 2:00 PM
$16 general / $14 member - no service charge!
Film Info
Director:Victor Sjöström
Cast:Victor Sjöström
August Falck
Edith Erastoff
Bergliot Husberg
Total Run Time:60 min.


Terje Vigen inaugurated Sweden’s Golden Age of film and confirmed Victor Sjöström’s primacy as a filmmaker. Here he brilliantly captures the spirit of Henrik Ibsen’s epic poem, aided by Julius Jaenzon’s beautiful camerawork. Sjöström plays the sailor Terje, who braves a British blockade to find food for his starving family but is captured and imprisoned by a heartless British captain. While languishing in prison, Terje’s family dies. His bitterness and desire for revenge grows until...

Special support provided by Barbro Osher Pro Suecia Foundation and the Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco

Introduced by Jay Weissberg, director of Le Giornate del Cinema Muto

Musical accompaniment by the Matti Bye Ensemble


Restoration by the Swedish Film Institute

Children under the age of 10 are admitted free.