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Erland Josephson R.I.P

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    Liv Ullman on Erland on youtube via MUBI (scroll down)

    With Lena Olin After the Rehearsal
    (see full film After the Rehearsal here on youtube)
    Guardian Obit

    Erland Josephson, who has died aged 88 after suffering from Parkinson’s disease, was artistically linked with Bergman even more than Max Von Sydow, Liv Ullmann and Ingrid Thulin. Josephson appeared in more than a dozen of Bergman’s films, and played a Bergman surrogate in Ullmann’s Faithless (2000).

    “I am of the international upper class, the Swedish petit bourgeoisie of Jewish extraction with poor language skills, a conveyor of a few expressions and faces, with some intonation that combines ancient human experience with timely coquetry”

    “In Bergman’s world I represented a sort of intellectual, sceptical, ironic person, rather cold and frustrated,” he said. “When I went abroad and made films in Italy and other places, I was used in different ways. I was often cast as crazy people … I think perhaps that changed how Ingmar saw me. Suddenly I was on the more magical side of his world, playing the people with fantasies, variety, the artists.”

  • Erland Josephson Gif Animation (Whoa!)

  • Nostalgia Directed by Tarkovsky
    (Full film with Annoying voice over)

    When Andrei Tarkovsky, having recently left Russia, wanted an actor to convey his poignant longing for his homeland, his “nostalgia,” he chose Erland Josephson. It is Josephson’s face which makes him so effective on film, that bearlike aspect, his ability to look lost and forlorn, to convey a sense of suffering and bewilderment, in spite of his bluff exterior. (via)

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