Directed by Jan Troell
Max von Sydow and Liv
Ullmann star in this epic pioneer story.
In the middle of the 19th
century, Kristina and Karl-Oskar live in a small rural village in Smaaland
(southern Sweden). They get married and try to make a living on a small
plot of land.
However, the small
size of their land, the infertile soil, and some bad harvests make it
hard. One of their children even starves to death. Thus, they decide to
emigrate to the U.S. They meet a group of farmers with their families
planing the emigration under the leadership of a banned priest. They sell
everything and embark for the U.S. The journey on the sailing ship is long
and tedious. Some of the emigrants will never reach the New World. Nominated
for four Academy Awards. 151 minutes.