Sneha Girap (Editor)

Bo Widerberg

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit

Years active

Bo Widerberg

Film director

Bo Widerberg Bo Widerberg Celebrities lists

Full Name
Bo Gunnar Widerberg

8 June 1930 (
Malmo, Sweden

Film director, screenwriter, editor, actor

May 1, 1997, Angelholm, Sweden

Vanja Nettelbladt (m. 1957–1997), Ann-Mari Bjorklund (m. 1953–1954)

Johan Widerberg, Nina Widerberg, Martin Widerberg, Matilda Widerberg

Arvid Widerberg, Greta Widerberg

All Things Fair, Elvira Madigan, Raven's End, The Man on the Roof, Joe Hill

Similar People
Johan Widerberg, Thommy Berggren, Pia Degermark, Marika Lagercrantz, Tomas von Bromssen

Bo widerberg

Bo Gunnar Widerberg (8 June 1930 – 1 May 1997) was a Swedish film director, writer, editor and actor.


Bo Widerberg Barnvagnen Bo Widerberg hela veckan

Joe hill trailer bo widerberg

Early life

Bo Widerberg 363921largejpg

Widerberg was born in Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden.


Bo Widerberg Kino special med Bo Widerberg 6 april 2012 kl 1815 Kino

Widerberg was the director of films such as Raven's End (1963), Elvira Madigan (1967), Ådalen 31 (1969), Joe Hill (1971), Fimpen (1974), The Man on the Roof (1976), Victoria (1979), The Man from Majorca (1984), The Serpent's Way (1986) and All Things Fair (1995). The Serpent's Way was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival and in competition at the 15th Moscow International Film Festival. In 1966 at the 3rd Guldbagge Awards his film Heja Roland! won the award for Best Film.

Death and legacy

Bo Widerberg httpsuploadwikimediaorgwikipediacommons99

Widerberg died in Ängelholm, Sweden on 1 May 1997 of stomach cancer and was buried in the New Cemetery in Båstad. He had four children: Nina, Martin, Johan, and Matilda. Johan has become an actor and his son Martin became a director. As a child, Nina Widerberg played as in five of her father's films, including Barnvagnen and The Man on the Roof. Johan played Kollberg's son in The Man on the Roof.

In conjunction with the City Tunnel in Malmö, a small plaza around the southern entrance to the train, named Bo Widerberg place, was inaugurated in 2010. The site is located near Widerberg's former residence in Malmö.

In 2011, the first doctoral dissertation on Bo Widerberg was published. The title of the thesis is "Bo Widerberg's TV theater" and was written by Niklas Persson Webjorn, who works at the University of Gothenburg's Department of Cultural Sciences. The book focuses primarily on how Bo Widerberg developed his unique directing style during his years as a director of TV theater in Swedish Television.


He won a Silver Bear prize at the 46th Berlin International Film Festival for All Things Fair and a Special Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Festival for Ådalen 31. Raven's End, Ådalen 31 and All Things Fair all received a nominations for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. For Ådalen 31 Widerberg won the Guldbagge Award for Best Director at the 6th Guldbagge Awards. For The Man on the Roof he won the award for Best Film at the 13th Guldbagge Awards.


Bo Widerberg's vision of Swedish cinema parted radically with its contemporary form. He called for a greater political significance and more progressive story telling. The leading figure of Swedish cinema at the time, Ingmar Bergman, was not Widerberg's ideal at all, although he recognized his position: "Neither I nor my friends saw very much in him. We didn't find the issue of God's existence that damned important. But it's safe to say you'd be putting yourself in a bad position if you're trying to slit the throat of the father figure before your own debut." In his book, A Vision of Swedish Cinema, Widerberg concluded that Bergman's films almost exclusively dealt with issues between people directed upwards and seldom sideways. According to Widerberg, Bergman made vertical films when the need for horizontal ones was more dire. On the other hand, Widerberg wanted film to be a tool of the social sciences, a kind of sociological report.


  • All Things Fair (1995)
  • Tagning Alla är äldre än jag ... (1994)
  • Efter föreställningen (1992)
  • Hebriana (1990)
  • The Wild Duck (1989)
  • En far (1988)
  • The Serpent's Way (1986)
  • The Man from Majorca (1984)
  • Tagning Rött och svart (1982)
  • Linje Lusta (1981)
  • Missförståndet (1981)
  • En handelsresandes död (1979)
  • Måsen (1979)
  • Victoria (1979)
  • The Man on the Roof (1976)
  • Stubby (1974)
  • Joe Hill (1971)
  • A Mother with Two Children Expecting Her Third (1970)
  • Ådalen 31 (1969)
  • The White Game (1968)
  • Elvira Madigan (1967)
  • Heja Roland! (1966)
  • Love 65 (1965)
  • Barnvagnen (1963)
  • Raven's End (1963)
  • Pojken och draken (1962)
  • References

    Bo Widerberg Wikipedia

    Similar Topics