Jellied Reels presents: Tillsammans (Together)

106 mins
Swedish (English subs)

Free love, vegetarianism, and the appropriate Marxist approach to doing the dishes are all on the agenda for endless discussion in a leafy suburb of Stockholm in 1975. The round the clock antics of the leftist commune Tillsammans become even more chaotic when Elisabeth arrives with her two young children after leaving her drunken husband Rolf.

Director Lukas Moodysson's touching characterisations and lively humanism in Fucking Amal (Show Me Love) were praised by Ingmar Bergman as "the first work of a young master". In his second feature, Together, he takes a joyous, tongue-in-cheek look at political idealism, loneliness and the complications of living together. Carefully rendered, this ensemble comedy scoops up life's many vicissitudes and spins them into a gentle reminder that good intentions and shared perspectives might not always bring happiness. However, a little red wine and an open heart often do help smooth things over.

"funny, graceful and immensely good-natured" - New York Times

"timeless piece of hippy lore... an incredible exploration of societal fear of chaos" - Slant Magazine

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Lukas Moodysson