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Elvira Madigan

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Original title
Elvira Madigan
Running time
89 min.
Sweden Sweden
Bo Widerberg, Johan Lindström Saxon
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Jörgen Persson
Europa Film, Janco Film
Drama. Romance | Costume Drama. 19th Century. Based On A True Story
Synopsis / Plot
An aristocratic Swedish cavalry lieutenant abandons his wife, children and the army to run away with a beautiful, free-spirited circus performer. As summer turns to winter however, their idyll is remorselessly dissolved. Mozart's piano concerto no. 21 provides the soundtrack to this beautiful, powerful and haunting tale of doomed love. Pia Degermark won Best Actress at Cannes in 1967 for her portrayal of Elvira.
1967: Cannes: Best Actress (Pia Degermark)
1967: Golden Globes: 2 nominations including Best Foreign Language Picture
1968: BAFTA Awards: Nominated to Best Cinematography and Promising Newcomer (Degermark)
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