Utvandrarna The Emigrants

The Emigrants tells the story of Kristina and her husband Karl-Oskar, who emigrate from Sweden to America in the 1850s. Determined to flee poverty, religious persecution and social oppression, they head across the Atlantic in search of a better life.

Remake of the beloved Swedish period drama based on Vilhelm Moberg’s classic novel.


Academy Awards Shortlist (Best International Feature Film) Sweden 2021
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  • Incredibly gripping. /… / The film is a tribute to parents, and especially mothers, who wake up every day to difficult conditions but want to make life a little bit better for their children.


    Nöjesguiden, Sweden

  • A gripping depiction. /… / A film that portrays a piece of Swedish history where love and strength shines through.


    Kulturbloggen, Sweden

  • Painfully beautiful. /… / [An] emotionally vibrating tale about daring to take root in new ground. /… / The Emigrants succeeds with the feat of embodying motherhood. It is bloody, sweaty and full of tears.


    Moviezine, Sweden

  • Here they’ve achieved a good mix of epic and relationship drama. And you really can’t complain about the craft.

    SVT Nyheter, Sweden

  • A reinterpretation worth watching.

    Cinetaste, Sweden

  • An intimate, warm and touching film adaptation that lands on its own feet. /… / The screenwriters and the director, all from Norway, have refined and updated the story in a committed way – which is impressive.

    Dagens Nyheter, Sweden

  • The story of the family fleeing their homeland for a brighter future is perhaps more relevant than ever.

    Svenska Dagbladet, Sweden

Photo: Carl Martin Nordby Anna Bache-Wiig & Siv Rajendram Eliassen
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