Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment)
Maria Larssons eviga ögonblick (Everlasting Moments) (Maria Larsson's Everlasting Moment) (2009)

In a series of remarkable events inspired by a true story, Maria Heiskanen stars as Maria Larsson, a Finnish mother and housewife who devotes all of her attention, care, and consideration to the well-being of her family -- but, like many… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 6, 2009
DVD Release Date: June 29, 2010
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Elegant and intimate, Everlasting Moments moves at the deliberate and gentle pace of a classical European period drama.

Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

What makes the photographer's story so compelling is that her life's work actually does come alive onscreen.

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David Jenkins
Time Out

Troell's film meshes scenes of high drama and silent contemplation while the milky, sepia-toned Super16 photography lends the images an exquisite, tactile quality.

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Martin Tsai
Critic's Notebook

In fact, when a film tries to dutifully cram a lifetime into a relatively compact 132 minutes, everything flashes by so fast that you can no longer even keep up with how many children Maria is having.

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Greg Quill
Toronto Star

Veteran Swedish director Jan Troell loads the chronicle of a poor family in troubled times, 1907 through the late 1920s, with a powerful subtext about class, faith, artistic fulfillment and the mysteries of love.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

A movie like Everlasting Moments comes along maybe once in a decade.

Fiona Williams

Jan Troell's ode to art therapy is the kind of old fashioned tale that we don't much see anymore.

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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Mischa Gavrjusjov keys the camera work to the characters' moods, inky blacks portending a thunderous alcoholic outburst, golden washes signaling the heroine's late blooming.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

[Director] Troell lovingly re-creates a time when socialism and Charlie Chaplin movies represented the ways forward, and he anchors his social panorama in the meek, stubborn stare of an unnoticed woman possessed with looking at everything.

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Jason Di Rosso
MovieTime, ABC Radio National

While it never reaches great heights, Everlasting Moments offers subtle, satisfying rewards with well drawn characters.

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Flixster Audience Score: 83% Flixster User Reviews
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This is an interesting movie. Set in Sweden in the early 1900's. Back in the days when life was hard, marriages were until "death do us part"… More
Stefan P
Everlasting Moments is something very unusual: a very good and well-executed movie from my home country, Sweden. The story is intriguing and the photography… More
Mark Abell
A visually stunning Swedish film that tells the story of a woman, faithful to her brutally abusive husband, and who finds a creative outlet in taking… More
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]In "Everlasting Moments," Maria(Maria Heiskenan) and Sigge(Mikael Persbrandt) win a camera in a lottery. Maria claims ownership… More

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