GenreDrama, Romance Music directorBjorn Isfalt, Jan Bandel WriterRoy Andersson LanguageSwedish
Release date24 April 1970 (1970-04-24) CastAnn-Sofie Kylin (Annika), Rolf Sohlman (Pär), Bertil Norström (John Hellberg, Annika's Father), Lennart Tellfelt (Lasse, Pär's Father) Similar moviesRelated Roy Andersson movies
TaglineMoments of truth
En k rlekshistoria a swedish love story
A Swedish Love Story (Swedish: En kärlekshistoria) is a 1970 Swedish romantic drama directed by Roy Andersson, starring Ann-Sofie Kylin and Rolf Sohlman as two teenagers falling in love. Inspired by the Czechoslovak New Wave, the film was Andersson's feature film debut and was successful in Sweden and abroad.
Roy Andersson had just graduated from film school, having made two promising short films and a 48 minutes examination film, when he was given the opportunity to make A Swedish Love Story. The film was shot between 16 June and 26 August 1969. The Time Out Film Guide 2009 says the film is "strangely touching and wonderfully strange."
It was entered into the 20th Berlin International Film Festival. The film was also selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 43rd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee. At the 7th Guldbagge Awards the film won the award for Best Film.