13th August 1971, Hugo and Josefin, ‘Kensington Post’ page 35
HUGO AND JOSEFIN (U), which is showing at the Electric Cinema Club, Portobello Road, on Monday at 7, Tuesday at 9 and Wednesday at 7 and 11, is all too rarely screened.
Swedish director Kjell Grede’s first feature film. It is based on Maria Gripe’s much-praised children’s books, and was hailed in Sweden as the first film genuinely about children.
The film has a simplicity that will appeal to the very young, and neither of the children who play the title role – Fredrik Becklen and Marie Ohman – were professionals. This superbly photographed movie has been variously – described as “a minor key ELVIRA MADIGAN” and a strong contender for the title of “most beautiful film ever made.” It was universally acclaimed when first shown in Britain about 18 months ago. Swedish dialogue/sub-titles.