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Gunnar Ekelöf (1907-1968) – perhaps Scandinavia’s biggest icon in modern poetry –

today stands as an inescapable artist and thinker, a cultural and spiritual benchmark for contemporary writers, scientists and freethinkers. 'Ekelöf’s Vision' seeks to give the viewer an existential, spiritual and artistic experience. So this is not so much a film biography or a portrait of the artist in the traditional sense of the word, as a journey of discovery leading down into the depths of Ekelöf’s universe. At the same time, the film and selected interviews confront Ekelöf’s universe with personal statements by principal Scandinavian poets, artists and scientists on subjects which are central to them and to understanding Ekelöf and the nature of writing poetry.


Release: 2007 (Denmark)

Duration: 50 minutes

Genre: Documentary

Spoken language: Swedish


Director: Claus Bohm

Screenplay: Claus Bohm and Neal Ashley Conrad

Cinematography: Bengt Danneborn and Claus Bohm

Editor: Åsa Mossberg

Sound Design: Niels Arild

Composer: Ida Bach Jensen

Producer: Göran Gunér and Lise Lense-Møller

Production Country: Sweden

Production Companies: Athenafilm and Magic Hour Films

Coproducers: SVT Stockholm/Kultur and Film i Skåne

Produced with support from: The Danish Film Institute, DR, The Nordic TV Collaboration Fund , Nordic Film- & TV Fund, Nordic Culure Fund, NRK, The Swedish Academy of Arts, The Swedish Film Institute and YLE/FST. 



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