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Erland Josephson



Dramaten, the Royal Dramatic Theatre, Stockholm, Sweden

Director: Eirik Stubø

Performed in Swedish, with Hungarian and English subtitles.

1 hours 20 minutes, without breaks.

 “When film is not a document, it is dream. That is why Tarkovsky is the greatest of them all. He moves with such naturalness in the room of dreams. He doesn’t explain. What should he explain anyhow? He is a spectator, capable of staging his visions in the most unwieldy but, in a way, the most willing of media,” Ingmar Bergman wrote in his autobiography, “Laterna Magica.”

One Night in the Swedish Summer by Erland Josephson is about the recording of Andrej Tarkovsky’s last film, The Victim, recorded on the island of Gotland in 1985.

In a tender, humorous manner he describes an encounter between the Russian director and Swedish actors. While cast and crew wait in the summer night with increasing impatience, their view of play, life, language, and art is challenged. Erland Josephson worked with the great directors Ingmar Bergman, Andrei Tarkovsky, and Peter Brook, and he won international acclaim with his many roles in film and theatre. As a writer, he was especially praised for his portraits of Swedish and international actors and directors and his account of his years as Head of Dramaten.

Erik Ehn, Lena Endre, Nina Fex, Thomas Hanzon, Tova Magnusson, Torkel Petersson

Set and Costume design: Erlend Birkeland
Lighting design: Ellen Ruge
Sound Design: Björn Lönnroos
Video Design: Annie Tådne, Emi Stahl
Make up and wigs: EvaMaria Holm


Eirik Stubø

Gobbi Hilda Stage
Eirik Stubø

Eirik Stubø

Eirik Stubø was born in 1965 in Narvik, a city in the northern part of Norway. He studied at the universities in Oslo and Tromsř. In 1991, he completed his doctorate at the University of Tromsř. He then began pursuing studies to become a director at the Norwegian National Academy of Theatre. In 1997-2000, he served as the director of the Rogaland Theatre in Stavanger, a city in western Norway. He became the head and main director of the National Theatre in Oslo and the artistic director of the International Ibsen Festival, positions he held until 2009. In 2013, he was appointed to serve as the head of the Stockholm City Theatre, and in 2015 he was made the director of DRAMATEN, the Royal Dramatic Theatre until 2019. His productions have been performed at numerous international festivals. In 2007, he was awarded the prize for best director for one of his productions of Henrik Ibsen’s The Wild Duck. He most recently came to Budapest in 2011 with his production of Jon Fosse’s play Someone Is Going To Come. He has won numerous distinctions in Norway, including the Critics’ Prize and the Hedda Award for best direction.

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