Release date15 September 1989 (1989-09-15) WriterCarl-Gustav Nykvist, Lasse Summanen Initial releaseSeptember 15, 1989 (Sweden) ScreenplayCarl-Gustav Nykvist, Lasse Summanen CastAmanda Ooms (Linnea), Helena Bergström (Anna), Stellan Skarsgård (Willy), Percy Brandt (Fischer), Lars Ori Bäckström (Holger), Katarina Olsson (Gerda) Similar moviesHelena Bergstrom movies, Set in Sweden, Dramas
The Women on the Roof (Swedish: Kvinnorna på taket) is a 1989 Swedish film written and directed by Carl-Gustav Nykvist. It stars Amanda Ooms and Helena Bergström. It was entered into the 1989 Cannes Film Festival. At the 25th Guldbagge Awards, Stellan Skarsgård won the award for Best Actor. The film was selected as the Swedish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 62nd Academy Awards, but was not accepted as a nominee.
An innocent and beautiful girl, Linnea (Amanda Ooms) rents an apartment in Stockholm just before World War I. As she works for an old man who owns a photography studio she meets Anna, a photographer (Helena Bergstrom) with whom she develops a complex friendship. Anna’s circus-performer boyfriend and European politics complicate Linnea’s routine.