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MSP International Film Festival: The Emigrants

May 15 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


MSP Film Society presents the 41st Annual Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival (MSPIFF41) from Thursday, May 5 through Thursday, May 19, 2022. The MSPIFF41 theme, SHINE THROUGH, invites us all to resume gathering in-person to enjoy more than 200 films from around the world and a full array of exciting parties, panels, and filmmaker networking events and discussions. Many MSPIFF41 films will also be available to screen virtually, in keeping with MSP Film Society’s mission to increase audience access to these wonderful films. FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL HERE.

This big-budget epic drama offers a new version of Vilhelm Moberg’s series about impoverished Swedes who left misery behind to create a better life for themselves and their children on free land in Minnesota in the mid-19th century. The four books in Moberg

’s series published between 1949 and 1959 are considered Swedish literary classics. In 1971 and 1972, director Jan Troell adapted the four tomes into two acclaimed movies starring Max Von Sydow and Liv Ullmann. Now, in his sensitive adaptation, Norwegian director Erik Poppe (The King’s Choice) reinterprets the story, showing it through the eyes of Kristina Nilsson (Lisa Carlehed). Despite not really wanting to leave everything she knows behind, she is such a devoted wife and partner to the stubborn Karl-Oskar (Gustaf Skarsgård) that she allows herself to be persuaded. Kristina’s friendship with the prostitute-turned-fine lady Ulrika (Swedish pop sensation Tove Lo in her film debut) also gets more screen time.


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F. K. Weyerhaeuser Aud. – Landmark Center
75 5th St. W.
Saint Paul, MN 55102 United States
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