Daily | “Hasse Ekman: The Other Swede in the Room”

The title of MoMA's series running through September 18, "Hasse Ekman: The Other Swede in the Room," refers, of course, to the fact that the #1 Swede in cinema is Ingmar Bergman. Who, by the way, called Ekman's Girl With Hyacinths (1950), "an absolute masterpiece." Ekman was the son of Gösta Ekman, star of F.W. Murnau's Faust (1927), and the two appeared together with Ingrid Bergman in Gustaf Molander's Intermezzo (1936). For all that, Hasse Ekman's career as a writer, director and producer has been unduly overlooked. Until now. We're gathering appreciations. » - David Hudson
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