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|
“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.”
“A gripping depiction. /… / A film that portrays a piece of Swedish history where love and strength shines through.”
“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.”
“Here they’ve achieved a good mix of epic and relationship drama. And you really can’t complain about the craft.”
“A reinterpretation worth watching.”
“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.”
“The story of the family fleeing their homeland for a brighter future is perhaps more relevant than ever.”
- Anna Bache-Wiig & Siv Rajendram Eliassen