"The Women on the Roof"
Directed by Carl-Gustaf Nykvist
Set in Stockholm on
the eve of World War I, The Women on the Roof is a psychological drama that
follows the struggle of two independent New Women seeking adventure and self-fulfillment
in the big city. Linnea rents an attic apartment and becomes the neighbor of Anna, an
artist-photographer working on fantasy tableaux in the apartment next door. Though Linnea
is inexperienced and Anna more worldly, the two become friends and then lovers. When
Anna's former boyfriend appears, their relationship is transformed into an even more
complex menage a trois. With Helena Bergstrom, Amanda Ooms and Stellan Skarskard (Breaking
the Waves). 86 minutes.