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  • Summary: Sweden, early 1900s. In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer "PiffSweden, early 1900s. In a time of social change and unrest, war and poverty, a young working class woman, Maria, wins a camera in a lottery. The decision to keep it alters her whole life. The camera grants Maria new eyes with which to see the world, and brings the charming photographer "Piff Paff Puff" into her life. Trouble ensues when Maria's alcoholic, womanizing husband, feels threatened by the young man and his wife's newfound outlook on life. (IFC Films) Expand
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  1. Troell, at 78, continues to turn out films that will last for as long as there are movies. No wonder he feels such a deep connection to Maria in Everlasting Moments. The film is one hero's salute to another.
  2. A movie like Everlasting Moments comes along maybe once in a decade.
  3. This exquisite film by the Swedish master Jan Troell is about seeing clearly, and fearlessly. It's also about subdued passion, the birth of an artist and a woman's struggle to live her own life.
  4. Artful filmmaking of the old school.
  5. 75
    There's something old-fashioned about Everlasting Moments. Although the shots are beautifully composed, they are classically represented. Both the filmmaking methods and the storytelling are uncomplicated.
  6. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    Heiskanen is a revelation as the put-upon wife, and the cinematography (some by Troell) effortlessly transports us back 100 years.
  7. Reviewed by: Ella Taylor
    50
    The movie satisfies for an hour, but never quite persuades that its subject is worth two.

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  1. JayH.
    Aug 2, 2009
    8
    A hauntingly beautiful film, the cinematography is magnificent, the attention to detail is amazing, particularly period detail. Wonderfully A hauntingly beautiful film, the cinematography is magnificent, the attention to detail is amazing, particularly period detail. Wonderfully acted by all, Maria Heiskanen stands out though. Superb art direction. Jan Troell does an amazing job directing. Expand

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