Artwork Title: Mai Zetterling - Artist Name: Philippe Halsman

Mai Zetterling

Philippe Halsman

Mai Elisabeth Zetterling (24 May 1925 – 17 March 1994); Swedish actress and film director. Zetterling appeared in film and television productions spanning 6 decades from the 1940s to the 1990s. Her breakthrough came in the 1944 film Torment written by Ingmar Bergman, in which she played a controversial role as a tormented shop girl.... She began directing in the early 1960s, starting with political documentaries and a short film called The War Game (1962), which was nominated for a BAFTA award, and won a Silver Lion at Venice. Her first feature film Älskande par (1964, "Loving Couples"), based on the novels of Agnes von Krusenstjerna, was banned at the Cannes Film Festival for its sexual explicitness and nudity... When critics reviewing her debut feature said that "Mai Zetterling directs like a man," she began to explore feminist themes more explicitly in her work. (http://carlmautz.com/store/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1_75&products_id=1407)

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