Den allvarsamma leken
Anja Breien is director of this 1977 film based on Hjalmar Söderberg's classic novel from 1912 about the impossible love between journalist Arvid Stjärnblom (Stefan Ekman) and Lydia Stille (Lil Terselius). In the summer of 1897, Arvid falls in love with Lydia, an artist’s daughter, but she later marries an elderly, wealthy cultural historian, and Arvid instead marries Dagmar, a builder's daughter. By chance, Lydia and Arvid meet again, and begin a relationship characterized by love, lust and betrayal. The film was awarded at the 1977 Chicago Film Festival, and Lil Terselius won a Guldbagge (a swedish film award) for best actress in a leading role.