Korparna (original title)
TV-14 | 1h 47min | Drama | 13 October 2017 (Sweden)
1970s, Sweden – Hard working farmer Agne (played by acclaimed actor Reine Brynolfsson) struggles with the harsh reality of his daily life, hoping his teenage son Klas will take over the farm and continue his legacy. Klas however, dreams of a world far away from this rural existence. Sumptuously lensed, this powerful coming of age story, written and directed by Jens Assur, paints a tangled web of shame, guilt, madness and the dreams of youth.
It’s bracing to see the austere spirit of Bergman and Haneke played out once again in such minimalist stentorian tones. Cold yet deeply authentic, Ravens pulls no punches when it comes to raw human nature and family rupture. It felt very real to me, coming as I do from Finnish farming roots–the gravitational drag of intergenerational obligation, the family suicides and insanity, the endless thankless backbreaking labor underlying all of life. The rebellion of the spirit against this monolithic yoke of family inheritance is carried out on many levels as young and old alike strive for individuality and the illusion of freedom. Guilt fuels all virtue. What a monument to Scandinavian landscape–both of the heart and of the land!
Director: Jens Assur
Writers: Jens Assur, Tomas Bannerhed (novel)
Stars: Lars-Gunnar Aronsson, Reine Brynolfsson, Peter Dalle
Release Date: 13 October 2017 (Sweden)
Also Known As: Kruki
Format : Matroska
Format version : Version 4
File size : 2.94 GiB
Duration : 1 h 46 min
Overall bit rate : 3 935 kb/s