HILMA AF KLINT BIOPIC — NYC PREMIERE
WITH LASSE HALLSTRÖM, TORA HALLSTRÖM & LENA OLINWED—APRIL 5—6:30 PM
—The American-Scandinavian Foundation and Juno Films present the NYC premiere of Lasse Hallstrom’s new film HILMA, starring Oscar-nominated actors Lena Olin and Tora Hallström with Tom Wlaschiha, Catherine Chalk and Lily Cole. The screening will take place on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:30 PM at Scandinavia House (58 Park Ave, NYC) and will be followed by a Q&A with director Lasse Hallström, Lena Olin and Tora Hallstrom, moderated by actor, film producer and director Griffin Dunne.
Lasse Hallström’s HILMA brings to life the story of a woman who posthumously revolutionized the art world as one of the first abstract artists: Hilma af Klint. In this immersive biopic starring Tora Hallström as the young Hilma, and Lena Olin as the mature Hilma, we follow the artist from her early life through her rising artistic career and spiritual awakening after the loss of her beloved younger sister Hermina. HILMA explores af Klint’s spiritualism, her unconventional love life, and the impetus behind her work — from the writings of Rudolph Steiner to the strong influence of the Theosophic Movement, and her belief in its mystical philosophy — in a portrait of a woman well ahead of her time.
Having remained unknown and unrecognized as the woman who invented abstract painting after her death in 1944, a 2019 Guggenheim Museum exhibition devoted to Hilma af Klint’s work became her first major solo exhibition in the U.S., revolutionizing the art world and art history while displacing Kandinsky, Malevich and Mondrian as the fathers of Modernism. (120 min. In English)
This event has been supported by the Consulate General of Sweden, Juno Films and ViaPlay.For media requests and high-res images contact firstname.lastname@example.org or at 212-847-9727.
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