The Main 1 Sat, Apr 15, 2023 2:00 PM
The Main 1 Tue, Apr 18, 2023 1:10 PM
Pop's Art Theater Rochester Sat, Apr 22, 2023 4:30 PM
Film Info
Festival Programs:Midnight Sun
Release Year:2022
Runtime:115 min
Print Source:Juno Films
Historical Drama
Director:Lasse Hallström
Producer:Helena Danielsson
Lasse Hallström
Sigurjon Sighvatsson
Cinematographer:Ragna Jorming
Screenwriter:Lasse Hallström
Editor:Dino Jonsäter
Composer:Jon Ekstrand
Principal Cast:Lena Olin
Tora Hallström
Catherine Chalk
Lily Cole
Tom Wlaschiha


The latest film from Lasse Hallström, the beloved director of My Life as a Dog and What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, is a family affair as his wife Lena Olin and daughter Tora Hallström both play Swedish artist Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), at different times in her life. It’s a fascinating exploration into the enigmatic life of Hilma, a theosophist, who is now widely recognized as one of the Western world’s first abstract artists, although her unconventional and highly spiritual art remained fairly unknown for decades. Hilma grew up as a scientifically curious girl. After the death of her beloved younger sister, her interest in spiritual and philosophical ideas grew. While attending the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, she meets a circle of female artists that share her passion. Together they found “The Five” and created occult practices in an attempt to communicate with the spirits of the higher world. –Alissa Simon

Director Biography

Lasse Hallström is one of the most successful directors in Swedish history. His many films include My Life as a Dog (1985), for which he was nominated for Best Director and Screenplay, The Cider House Rules (1999), nominated for Best Director; Chocolat (2000), The Hoax (2006), and A Dog’s Purpose (2017). Hilma (2022) is his most recent film.