F.: Gunnar Fischer, Edith Krausse, Ragnar Frisk. Int.: Ingvar Kjellson (voce narrante), Siv Ericks, Bengt Blomgren. Prod.: AB Svensk Filmindustri. 35mm. D.: 15’.
In our selection for this tribute we kept two sizeable parts of Werner’s oeuvre a bit short: his many works about the different regions and cities of Sweden, as well as his travels abroad. In Ett glas vin, these two merge for the most delicious reason: this is a film about Sweden as a wine nation, which makes the country an oddity in the Fenno-Scandinavian akvavit context. Beautifully shot by cinematographer Gunnar Fischer (behind the camera on most of Ingmar Bergman’s output in the 1950s), the film takes us to different wine producing countries around the Mediterranean, and while in North Africa also captures the presence of French military in the Algiers’ Casbah – leaving one immediately wondering how this film and trip connects with De kommer över gränserna made the following year.
Olaf Möller and Jon Wengström