Thursday, January 28, 2010


A friend posted this beautiful picture today:

And my immediate reaction was "RONIA!"

Gosh I love this film. It's crazy. Ronja Rovardötter is a film based on a story by Astrid Lindgren, and tells the story of a very feisty robber's daughter way back in a medieval Sweden. But it was made in the 80s, so it's got that touch to it as well.

Every year, the film is shown in Minneapolis (it used to show at the Bell Museum, but now it is shown at the theater near the Arby's place on University Avenue on the East Bank) - and it's missing about a ten minute, un-recoverable section of film. There are apparently only two or three copies with the English subtitles, and I grew up on the spring yell, the grey dwarves, Ronia acting all independent and queen of the world, the nekkid Swedish men bathing in the snow (oh goodness such a horrified eight year old I was). If you ever get a chance, go for it.

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