Women Make Film: Loving Couples, Alicia Malone Intro, Barbara Kopple
Introduction and comments following Loving Couples, 1964, with TCM’s Alicia Malone and Academy Award-winning filmmaker Barbara Kopple.
Loving Couples (1964) — (Movie Clip) Open, Remember It’s Our Child
Zero sugar coating, established Swedish actress Mai Zetterling opening the first of seven features she directed, a harsh sound environment, a maternity hospital ca. 1915, introducing Gio Petré as Angela, Anita Björk her escort, Gunnar Björnstrand her physician, in the acclaimed Loving Couples, 1964.
Loving Couples (1964) — (Movie Clip) Beware Of Women
Introducing the third expectant mom at a pre-WWI Swedish hospital, Harriet Andersson as Agda in a reckless attempt to induce labor while the head doctor Lewin (Gunnar Björnstrand) muses contemptible attitudes to junior colleague Sam (Henrik Schildt), first-time director Mai Zetterling working from her script co-written with husband David Hughes, in Loving Couples, 1964.
Loving Couples (1964) — (Movie Clip) Men Always Let You Down
Part of the second extended flashback montage by director Mai Zetterling, on each of three pregnant woman characters, this one for servant’s-wife Adele (Gunnel Lindblom) whose child is expected to be stillborn, recalling childhood misfortune in turn-of-the-century Sweden, Rebecca Pawlo her younger self, in Loving Couples, 1964.