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The Scandinavian Library presents: Elvira Madigan

This visually breathtaking film tells the story of a young army officer who gives up everything – his family, career, social standing – to embark on a passionate affair with a beautiful circus performer. Despite their hopeless love, they live a life of lighthearted carelessness and do not realize they are heading down an irreversible path to tragedy. Gorgeous cinematography and music by Mozart and Vivaldi add to the charm of Bo Widerberg’s exquisite 1967 film.

91 minutes. In Swedish and Danish with English subtitles.

Free; donations accepted.

Films start at 1:30pm. Refreshments for attendees are served at 1pm. Lunch (not included) is available in the Kaffestugan, which is open until 3pm every Saturday.

After their public showing movies in our film series become part of the Scandinavian Library’s collection of DVDs available for borrowing by Library members.