The Freethinker
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Acclaimed British filmmaker Peter Watkins collaborates with twenty-four students from the Swedish Folk High School in Biskops-Arno to craft this highly unconventional look at the life of controversial 19th Century dramatist August Stindberg. An iconoclast who flouted the conventions of then-contemporary society to promote political and social change, Stindberg and his freethinking followers were considered outcasts whose revolutionary ideas posed a great danger to the standards of society. By purposefully structuring his film in a carefully layered, spiral manner, director Watkins aims to… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even if it's good for you, it feels like you're taking medicine."
‑ Jeremiah Kipp, Slant Magazine
"A unique nonlinear biopic on August Strindberg."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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