Sunday, Jul 15, 2012 2:00 PM
Castro Theatre

Sponsored by special support from Barbro Osher ProSucia Foundation

Co-Presented by The Consulate General of Sweden, San Francisco

Sweden, 1920, approximately 106 minutes

Directed by Mauritz Stiller

Cast: Anders de Wahl, Tora Teje, Lars Hanson, Karin Molander

This sparkling comedy by Swedish master Mauritz Stiller takes a waggish look at high society in the story of an entomology professor obsessed with the sexual life of insects and his bored wife who entertains suitors. The Swedish Film Institute’s beautiful tinted and toned restoration shows off the lavish production design of this small masterpiece that inspired Jean Renoir’s Rules of the Game.

Accompanied by the Matti Bye Ensemble. Live English translation read by Frank Buxton.

Introduced by Jonathan Marlow