Greta Garbo in "Christina"
In the 1950´s and 60´s Victor Sjöström made some films based on works by Strindberg, such as Miss Julie, Karin Månsdotter (1954), and The Father. One of Sjöström´s disciples was Ingmar Bergman, and Sjöström even acted in Bergman´s Wild Strawberries (Smultronstället).
Other Swedish directors to be mentioned are Lasse Hallström, Jan Troell and Bo Widerberg, all of whom have won international acclaim. Among the Swedish actors, there are names like Max von Sydow, Liv Ullman (both have starred in films by Bergman), Anita Ekberg and Ingrid Bergman.
The annual Gothenburg Film Festival gives directors, actors and cineasts an opportunity to meet, listen to lectures and, of course, watch movies. The majority of the films are made in other countries, but some new Swedish films are also shown.
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