My Life as a Dog
Lasse Hallström's filmization of Reidar Jönsson's novel is a captivating childhood depiction and 50's story. Anton Glanzelius makes a brilliant effort as the boy Ingemar who, due to his mother's disease, is sent to his relatives in Småland. With his very own philosophy and desperate humor, Ingemar keeps the great sorrows and distractions of life away at a distance. It's about loneliness and longing, but also about beginning puberty and the first sexuality. The film was awarded a Guldbagge award for Best movie and received great appreciation abroad, paving the way for Lasse Hallström's success in Hollywood.